Visitor information

A shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain

Delamere Forest, within easy reach of both Manchester and Liverpool, is a place to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in the heart of the forest.

Accessible by its very own train station, you’ll find easy-going trails for all abilities, a hike to admire the view across to Liverpool’s famous skyline, orienteering courses for all abilities or a bit of peace and quiet to watch the wildlife by the lake. Forest Holidays have a selection of stunning forest cabins, perfect if you are looking to escape the everyday. 

If you would rather get a bird’s eye view of the forest, treat your group to an outdoor adventure at Go Ape! If heights aren’t your thing, we have bike hire available to enable you to hit the trails and be sure to check out Delamere Forest Cafe for a wide range of delicious food and drinks. 

Delamere Forest has something for everyone!

What's on

Forest event
Activities and Gruffalo appearances will take place in the main visitor welcome area near the cafe

Does your child love the tale of the Gruffalo? If the answer is yes, then join us for a day of family fun on Wednesday 7 August.

See the Gruffalo himself at intervals throughout the...

Food and drink

tea and coffee enjoyed at a forest cafe

Delamere Cafe

Family run cafe serving a wide range of freshly made hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day. Locally sourced ingredients such as coffee roasted in Wirral.

Delamere Forest offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling.

There are two cycling routes marked out within the forest, both are classified as forest road routes. More...

The Gruffalo is celebrating his 25th birthday and to celebrate, everyone is invited to take part in a brand-new forest adventure.

What to expect

The interactive family trail features...

Delamere Forest provides many gentle forest roads and trails ideal for the less-able or for families with children. There are dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or...

Sleep under the stars in Delamere Forest in a cosy cabin that feels like home.

Cheshire is a fantastic holiday destination, but there’s only one place where you can spend a few...

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