Our forests will remain open for outdoor recreation and exercise. For our coronavirus guidance please follow this link - view now
Please check the facilities and access page for details of what facilities are currently open.
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

Parking charges apply at Delamere Forest

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. 

Main Visitor Centre car park - adjacent to the central facilities. It has a number of accessible parking spaces and is close to the start point for all the trails. ANPR (number plate recognition) pay when you leave. No horseboxes - please use the Whitefield car park. For more information about our ANPR system click here.

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.

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. Pay and display. 

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

 

You can now use RingGo at Delamere Forest which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can. RingGo is available at Whitefield Car Park. 

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

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
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 and Treetops 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 

This forest will remain open for outdoor recreation and exercise.If you would like to visit, make sure you plan ahead and follow the latest Government guidance for travel, outdoor spaces and meeting people from outside your household. You must stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.  

We are sure many people will be keen to use their local forest, if you are planning to visit us, please be aware that we may have to close the forest if it gets too busy. We know this is frustrating but please be aware you may need to make the necessary decision to turn around if the car park looks busy and come another time.  Please don't park on the roadside and verges outside the car park as this endangers other road users. 

Currently we have limited services available, please keep checking this page for updates. Please support us as we are doing our best for you: be kind to our staff and your fellow visitors.  

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

ToiletsOpen
CafeOpen - Takeaway Only
Bike shopOpen
Bike hireOpen
Walking trailsOpen
Cycling trailsOpen
Car park (s)Open
Go Ape

Closed

Gruffalo OrienteeringClosed

Visit England We're Good to Go green tick

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the 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
Close up of Christmas Tree
Christmas at Delamere Forest
A Forest Holidays Lodge at Delamere Forest
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
group horse riding at along forest path
Horse Riding at Delamere Forest
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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