Delamere Forest

Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2JD

Tel: 0300 067 4340

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About Us

This has been the scene of several Forest Live gigs, with Paul Weller and Jess Glynne among the superstars who’ve appeared here, as well as child-friendly trails featuring well-loved characters such as the Gruffalo (you’ll still find him hiding in the trees near Blakemere Moss). But there are major changes afoot in the forest this year. Work is underway for a new welcome centre, a bigger café with terrace, and other visitor facilities, all due to be unveiled mid-2020. Plus, Delamere will be the latest location for Forest Holidays, with a cluster of light-footprint cabins opening to holidaymakers in autumn, making it possible to stay overnight in these woods for the first time. While there won’t be any special events taking place here in the near future, Delamere will remain open. So walkers, cyclists and horse-riders can continue to enjoy the trails beneath the canopy of English oak, common beech, sweet chestnut, larch and Scots pine, around the meres and mosses, and along sandstone paths that climb to the summit of Old Pale Hill for sublime views across Cheshire and the counties beyond. 

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Parking: pay and display, prices vary depending on carpark
Alternatively, you can purchase a Discovery Pass for just £40 per year. This entitles you to free parking at Delamere Forest and a whole range of other benefits. Follow the link to find out more

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
All year, 2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 19:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Public Transport Directions

Free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike

By Rail- train to Delamere Station which is located on the outskirts of the forest just a10-minute walk to visitor centre, plus enjoy the forest with no parking charge



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Recent Reviews:

  • mikehP6077AY
    Trip Type:
    Car park increase is unfair £8
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th April 2021
    Love going to Delamere Forest but have now been put off going with the car park increasec from £4 to now £8 to park Read full review
  • DebandStevePotter
    Nantwich, United Kingdom
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    What happened to wonderful Delamere
    2 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th April 2021
    What a disappointment. We were regulars pre covid but totally ruined now. Used to be a great wildlife forest. Now full of bikes, segways etc. Carpark £8!! Just like a theme park now. Every... Read full review
  • Eirawen
    United Kingdom
    Tranquil Forest?
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th April 2021
    First visit and not impressed. Met up with family for a stroll and picnic but difficult to negotiate trail as constantly avoiding bikes/motorised scooters/dogs in large numbers running wild and being... Read full review



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

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Tel: 0300 067 4340

Tel: 0300 067 4340

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