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
Delamere Santa Dash
Delamere Zombie Run
Forest Fitmamas N Babas
Motherhood : A Walk Like No Other
The Hunting Of The Snark
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