Delamere Forest

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Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest

Delamere forest is the largest wooded area in Cheshire.  The woodland, which is managed by the Forestry Commission, covers an area of 972 hectares making it the largest area of woodland in the county.

It is a place for families to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.

Delamere Forest Walks

Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. There are dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or shelter under depending on the weather and Blakemere Moss, a lake ideal for bird watchers.  Delamere Forest provides many gentle forest roads and trails ideal for the less able or families with children. In addition, Old Pale provides a superb destination to walk to with spectacular views extending as far as Liverpool ’s famous skyline of cathedrals and harbour buildings.

  • Linmere Trail (green markers) – start at Delamere forest centre – green waymarkers – 1.7miles – 0.5 hours – easy
  • Blakemere Trail (red markers) – start at Delamere forest centre – red waymarkers – 2.7 miles – 1.25 hours – easy
  • Easy Access Trail- start at Barnsbridge car park- part of red trail –  surfaced path leading down to the serene landscape of Blakemere.
  • Old Pale Trail- (orange markers)-starts at Delamere forest centre- -(1.9miles)-1.5hours-Easy

Delamere Forest Bike Hire

Cycle hire is available from TRACS (UK) situated just on the left-handside of the forest centre car park. TRACS (UK) offers a good range of child and adult bike to hire.  The well-stocked shop has a wide range of spares and accessories and they also provide bike repair service and mountain bike training courses.

Opening hours 10am-5pm.

Delamere Forest Cafe

Delamere Cafe is at the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre in Delamere Forest, Cheshire. Serving a wide range of freshly made hot and cold food and drinks from the finest ingredients. They use locally sourced produce and their coffee is roasted in Wirral.

Delamere Forest Events

Beginner Navigation Course

This course held in Delamere Forest, is the perfect introduction to the art of navigation. You will gain an introduction to the skills you need to successfully plan and follow walks of your own devising. The course is practical and features time inside and outside to practise and gain advice and encouragement from our experienced instructors.


Delamere Santa Dash

Come and walk, jog or run this 5km fun run dressed as Santa Claus. Join 100’s of others in this festive run in Delamere Forest.

Delamere Zombie Run
A 5km loop around Delamere Forest with zombies chasing runners. Suitable for all the family and adult indivduals


Forest Fitmamas N Babas

Puddle Ducks meets Delamere Outdoor Fitness for a post natal specific afternoon of activities.


Motherhood : A Walk Like No Other

This walk is an extension of this simple natural way of bonding. We take our slings into Delamere forest, giving us the perfect physical space to explore our bond, breath and connection with our babies, our environment and above all our inner space.


The Hunting Of The Snark

Burn the Curtain presents this theatrical adventure for the whole family in Delamere Forest.

Opening Times

Summer time: 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-8pm weekends
Winter time: 8am-5pm weekdays and 8am-5pm weekends

Address & Map

Delamere Forest, Delamere, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW8 2JD

 

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