Delamere Forest

Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2HZ

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Enjoy a fun day out in Cheshire’s largest 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 finding all the sculptures from the Gruffalo story or enjoying a family bike ride on our traffic-free trails, Delamere Forest is bursting with opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Explore the stunning landscape on a choice of five waymarked shared-use trails or the blue-graded single track bike trail. If you’re stuck for wheels why not visit Delamere Forest Bike Hire, who’ll happily fix you up with a hire bike, they’ve got something to suit everybody. Be sure to visit the 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 £72 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) pay-on-exit system in the main Visitor Centre car park and ANPR Pay-on-arrival system in Treetops Car Park and Whitefield Car Park.

You can become a Delamere Forest member for £72 and get free parking all year round, plus a range of discounts and benefits. Or consider our National Membership at £94 to access all our forests under a single membership. You’ll also be supporting the nation’s forests. Find out more:

Opening Times

All year, 2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday08:00 - 17:00

* Delamere Forest is open every day apart from Christmas Day. During Winter, car parks are open from 8am to 5pm and during Summer from 8am to 8pm. Car park opening times change the Monday after the clocks change (01 April & 28 October 2024)


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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Culture54452801592
      Where Is The Peace In The Forest?
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th May 2024
      My husband had heard about this place & seen photos so, on a rare day off with no obligations, we made the journey from Shrewsbury for a nice peaceful walk with our dogs in the (rare!) sunshine. Our... Read full review
    • susanhT2614BK
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Forest Live! Becky Hill
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th June 2024
      Visited last night to watch Becky Hill. Getting there was easy, loads of signs showing where parking was etc. Prebooked parking but no one checks your ticket. Getting in the venue was quick and the... Read full review
    • Matthew J
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Scenic Stroll
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th June 2024
      I visited Delamere Forest last week, having not been for over 16 years. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised by this place. I expected the forest and trails to be quite bleak with nothing much... Read full review



    • 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


    • 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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