The car park at Delamere Forest is now reopened. Machines are cash only except in the main car park. Please be aware there are limited other facilities available. Our main toilets and cafe remain closed. Click on Facilities & Access for details.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
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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. 

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 

We have reopened our car park however Delamere Forest can get extremely busy at times. Before you set off, plan for what you will do if the car park is full.  Be  prepared to  make the  necessary  decision  to  go somewhere else or turn around  and come another time.  Please do not park on verges or blocking roads or gateways. Emergency services and local residents need to get through.  

Currently we have limited services available as we have only opened the ones where 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.  

Please read the guidance: Covid-19 Information for everyone visiting the forest

ToiletsClosed
CafeMobile catering at Old Pale
Bike shopMon-Fri, 10am - 4pm, appointment only
Bike hireClosed
Walking trailsOpen
Cycling trailsOpen
Car park (s)Open
Go Ape

Open

Gruffalo OrienteeringClosed

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new government 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

Activities at Delamere Forest

family on a child friendly cycling trail
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Delamere
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculpture at Delamere
Couple walking through the forest
Walking trails at Delamere
Forest Holidays cabin in the woods
Forest Holidays at Delamere
Segway users on a forest trail
Go Ape Forest Segway at Delamere
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Delamere
Family on Go Ape tree top adventure
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Delamere
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Delamere
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at Delamere
Running trainers on forest floor
parkrun at Delamere
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Delamere
Woman running in the woods
Running trails at Delamere
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