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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.

Tom Jones Forest Live 2017Forest Live 2017 - Tom Jones

Tom Jones has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission. See him at Delamere Forest on Saturday 1 July. 

Gruffalo Spotters at Delamere ForestGruffalo Spotters at Delamere Forest

From April 1st, follow clues and collect evidence as you search for the Gruffalo along the Gruffalo Spotters trail! Bring the characters to life before your eyes with The Gruffalo Spotter free app, or gather clues with an Evidence Kit.

Run Forest RunRun Forest Run

Your private gym, the forest. We’ve built a series of introductory running 3,2,1 km routes, and worked with a personal trainer to offer you a free email & video programme to get you running in the forest.

Wild RunningWild Running

Want to escape the streets and run somewhere a little more free? Check out all Forestry Commission's various wild running route here Wild Running routes.

Download the Delamere Route



A sustainable vision for Delamere Forest

Forestry Commission's £15million vision for Delamere Forest. Click here or further information.

Delamere events

We have lots of fun forest events coming up at Delamere during 2017, including some great sporting activities and concerts 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 newly surafced Manley 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 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.

School Groups

If you are thinking of bringing a school to try out the permenent orienteering course the please get in touch with our active forest coordinator to help organise your trip;

World Orienteering Day 

Lasts year’s campaign set a new world record for the number of people orienteering on a single day across the world. We are aiming to play our part in breaking that record this year on Wednesday 24th May.

World Orienteering Day is on Facebook and using #WorldOrienteeringDay on twitter and Instagram.

We are encouraging schools, outdoor centres, parks and community groups to sign up 

World Orienteering Day (WOD) asks people to register their orienteering opportunity in advance and then confirm attendance after the day. Please use your networks to encourage others to sign up and go orienteering!

Organise to Go Orienteering - there are lots of ways to go orienteering but the simplest solution is to access one of the hundreds of permanent orienteering courses across the country through our website. 

If you are considering bringing a school to try out the permanent orienteering course on this WOD then please get in touch with who will organise your school visit.

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!

We ask all dog groups wanting to organise a dog walk of over 20 dogs to contact us so we can facilitate your visit and make it enjoyable and safe for you and other forest users.

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 or Contact Claire on 07968077180 or

Forest Explorers

Come along to one of our fantastic forest events or learn and play in the forest with Forest Explorers. Contact Helena or visit the web site for more information.


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


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?

Where can I ride in the forest?Is there a map of different rides ad I am new to this?

chris jackson , 12/Nov/2016

We have 2 marked forest road trails, White and Blue, however, you can cycle on all forest roads being aware of other users.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

lovely site, we enjoyed it very much and will recommend it to all are friend and maybe even come back once or twice.

hazza wicks, 11/Jul/2016

I want to go now!!!

bobby, 6/Jul/2016
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Last updated: 6th April 2017

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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
  • Visitor centre
  • Viewpoint
  • Toliets


OS Grid ref: SJ548705
Postcode: CW8 2JD

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Delamere Office

0300 067 4340

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