Delamere Forest

Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2HZ

Tel: 0300 067 4340

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Enjoy a fun day out in Cheshire’s biggest woodland!

Located between Liverpool and Manchester, Delamere Forest provides a stunning setting for your next family adventure. Whether a leisurely wander through the trees, scaling the heights at Go Ape, an adventure in the deep, dark wood on the Gruffalo Spotters Trail or enjoying a family bike ride, Delamere Forest is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors.

Explore the stunning landscape on a choice of three walking trails or two cycling trails. If you’re stuck for wheels why not visit the brand new Tracs cycle centre who’ll happily fix you up with a hire bike, they’ve got something to suit everybody. Be sure to visit the new eco-friendly visitor centre which is also home to the Delamere Forest Café – for all the post-fun refreshments you’ll need. 

You can become a Delamere Forest member for £60 and get free parking all year round, plus a range of discounts and benefits. You’ll also be supporting the nation’s forests. Find out more here.

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Parking: ANPR (number plate recognition) in the main car park and pay and display in Whitefield car park.

You can become a Delamere Forest member for £60 and get free parking all year round, plus a range of discounts and benefits. You’ll also be supporting the nation’s forests. Find out more: https://www.forestryengland.uk/delamere-forest/delamere-forest-membership

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
All year, 2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Directions

Road Directions

Situated approximately 10 miles from the outskirts of Chester and close to the M56. The forest park is well sign -posted from the A54, A556 and B5152.  

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, 10-minute walk to visitor centre, plus enjoy the forest with no parking charge

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      459
    • Very Good
      262
    • Average
      85
    • Poor
      43
    • Terrible
      47

    Recent Reviews:

    • jaytay21
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Parking
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th March 2022
      The car parking fee was horrendous. Anything over 2hours is £8 which is very steep, shame because it was a nice place to visit. Read full review
    • bcorimar
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Expensive and neglected
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th March 2022
      Visited the new Visitor Centre car park for a short stroll cost £8 which Is excessive for only a couple of hours. The Forest itself looks tired and no signs of wildlife or points of interest. No bins... Read full review
    • Wanderer09403823759
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Poor for gluten-free diners
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th April 2022
      Visited the cafe with my family, where my children all had the usual standard quality bacon/sausage sandwiches etc. My partner was able to take advantage of their decent-looking vegan menu and have a... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facility for service dogs
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • Pet Friendly

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Provider Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted

    Provider Features

    • Forest Location
    • In countryside

    Target Markets

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
    • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

    Contact Us

    Tel: 0300 067 4340

    Tel: 0300 067 4340

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