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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Welcome to Delamere Forest, a shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain. Delamere is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.    

Delamere Forest Live Music concert venueForest Live 2016 - Concert Weekend Information

Whether you are visiting the forest or coming to the Forest Live concerts find out all the latest information for your visit.

Stick Man winter scene.Stick Man Trail 

Join Stick Man on his quest to the Family Tree! Follow the trail and complete activities as you go. Pick up an Activity Pack for £3 from Tracs Bike Shop or Linmere Café for more exciting activities.

Get fit and get points with BountsGet rewarded for exercising with Bounts

Sometimes you need that extra motivation to pull on your trainers and get some exercise in the forest. Find out more about Bounts.

Wild RunningWild Running

Want to escape the streets and run somewhere a little more free? Download route maps, and check out our new Wild Running routes.

Delamere events

We have lots of fun forest events coming up at Delamere over the next few months, including some great sporting activities for both adults and children.

Trails for everyone 

Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you're looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife.

Amazing bike trails

Take to the tracks at Delamere and explore the forest on two wheels. New riders can enjoy the smooth sandy tracks and gentle hills, whilst more experienced riders can try the skills area and miles of XC trails.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior 

Enjoy adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book visit Go Ape.

Go Ape Forest Segway  

Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Forest Segway.

Orienteering

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport that excerises both mind and body. Delamere offers a permanent orienteering course suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the forest and develop your navigation skills. For further information visit Deeside Orienteering Club.  Maps are  available to purchase onsite from TRACS  at £1.50.

Horse riding and dog walking

Why not take your best friends along to Delamere? You will be in good company as many people head to the trees to enjoy a long walk. There are beautiful places to ride through and so many sticks to fetch!

Satellite Navigation

To arrive at the forest using Satalite navigation. Please use post code CW8 2HZ This code is not our post code for sending mail, but will get you as close as possible to our forest centre using Sat Nav.   

Delamere Outdoor Fitness  

Why not get fit and feel great? Delamere Outdoor Fitness offer bootcamps, weight loss courses, running courses, Pilates, Kettlercise, children's themed birthday parties, adult parties such as stag and hen parties and pre season training for all types of sports. For more information go to www.delamereoutdoorfitness.co.uk or Contact Claire on 07968077180 or info@delamereoutdoorfitness.co.uk

Forest Explorers

Come along to one of our fantastic forest events or learn and play in the forest with Forest Explorers. Contact Helena delamere@forest-explorers.co.uk or visit the web site www.forest-explorers.co.uk for more information.

Wildlife

Delamere is also a haven for wildlife including the beautiful small tortoise shell butterfly, greater spotted woodpecker, white faced darter dragonfly, green woodpecker, siskin and southern hawker dragonfly. For more information on the white faced darter check out www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk.

Cafe

Refuel after your forest adventure in the cafe. Serving a wide range of freshly made hot and cold food and drinks from the finest locally sourced ingredients.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Lovely days to remember everytime we visit.

Tracey Taylor, 8/Apr/2015

Thank you for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon.

Forestry Commission Response

Now that the Gruffalo trail has finished which path do you need to follow if you want to see the sculpture

Anonymous, 15/Mar/2015

If you follow the Linmere Trail, green waymakers, it will take you past the Gruffalo sculpture. Thanks

Forestry Commission Response

Will the Gruffalo be back?. I have only just heard about it. We were looking to visit over the Easter period. Devastated that we missed this.

nicola, 12/Mar/2015

The Gruffalo's Child trail has now ended. However, we do have a Gruffalo sculpture in the forest waiting for a visit.

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Please email us at delamere@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 13th June 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dog bin
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Information
  • Litter bin
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Train station
  • Viewpoint
  • Toliets

Location

OS Grid ref: SJ548705
Postcode: CW8 2JD

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Contact

Delamere Office

0300 067 4340
delamere@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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