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The car park at Delamere Forest is now reopened. Please be aware there are limited other facilities available. Click on Facilities & Access for details.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Summer opening times: 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Winter opening times: 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Times change the Monday after the clocks change.

 

How to find us

How to find us
Linmere, Delamere, Northwich
Sat Nav Postcode: CW8 2HZ
By Car

From the A556 take the B51532 and Delamere forest is a mile and a half down the road.

 

Or go car-free

By Public Transport

We welcome car-free visitors and offer free admission to those arriving by public transport or bike – plan your journey at Good Journey.

The forest is served by Delamere train station.

 

OS Grid Ref
SJ 548 705

53.2294015, -2.6773882

Parking and prices

Members park for free with their annual pass.

There are several places to park at Delamere Forest. Payments can be made by cash or card. Note toilets, bike hire and refreshments are not available across all sites.

Forest Centre Car Park - adjacent to the toilets, picnic area, learning centre, cycle hire and café. It has designated spaces for visitors with disabilities and is close to the start point for all the trails.

Treetops Car Park - close to Delamere train station with regular trains running between Chester and Manchester.  It's favourable location is only a mere 5 minute walk away from our forest centre, which boasts numerous visitor facilities including bike hire, cafe, toilets and picnic area.  It is also the Go Ape customer car park. The machines in this car park accept cash only.

Old Pale Car Park is a short way beyond Forest Centre car Park and a 2 minute walk from the visitor facilities. It is close to the start point for all the trails.

Whitefield Car Park is located off the B5152 and is the most suitable car park for horse-boxes due to its ample parking space. It has picnic facilities and is close to the trails. On peak weekends there may also be catering available.

If you arrive car-free there is no charge, find out more.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Forest Centre Car Park
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00
All day £6.00
Treetops Car Park
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00
All day £6.00
Old Pale Car Park
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 3 hours £4.00
All day £6.00
Whitefield Car Park
Up to 1 hour £1.00
Up to 3 hours £3.00
All day £4.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Forest Centre Car Park, Treetops Car Park and Old Pale Car Park:

Minibus - £6.00

Coaches - £10.00

Other vehicles:

Motorbikes - £2.00

Horseboxes - £10.00

Cars & trailers - £6.00

Whitefield Car Park:

Minibus - £4.00

Coaches - £5.00

Other vehicles:

Motorbikes - £1.00

Horseboxes - £5.00

Cars & trailers - £4.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed

Facilities and access

Visiting Delamere Forest updated 16 May 2020 

We have reopened our car park. We are sure many people will be  keen to get out and about,  so to  avoid crowds,  please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to  make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy, or is full,  and come another time.  

Currently, all our other visitor facilities are closed. We are working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities but will only do so when we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that the social distancing advice of staying 2 metres apart from other people is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you :  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

ToiletsClosed
CafeClosed
Bike shopClosed
Bike hireClosed
Walking trailsOpen
Cycling trailsOpen
Car park (s)Open
Go ApeClosed

When you   visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines as often as we can, but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Contact details

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

Delamere, south-west of Manchester, 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 also have a selection of stunning forest cabins opening in 2020, 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 also have Segway hire available. Delamere has something for everyone!

At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • 2 cycling trails 
  • Orienteering 
  • Go Ape - closed
  • Segway - closed
  • Nordic Walking 
  • Bike hire - closed
  • Café - closed
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome
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