The nation's forests and essential facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
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.

Open everyday except Christmas Day

 

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. If you want to avoid queues at the parking machines why not use the Glide mobile parking app? You can download it before you arrive on Google Play or on the App Store

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.  If you'd prefer to go cash free you can use the RingGo parking app at this car park. Download before you arrive on Google Play or the App Store

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'd prefer to go cash free you can use the RingGo parking app at this car park. Download before you arrive on Google Play or the App Store

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 £3.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
All day £8.00
Treetops Car Park
Up to 1 hour £3.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
All day £8.00
Whitefield Car Park
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Forest Centre Car Park and Treetops Car Park 

Minibus - £8.00

Coaches - £10.00

Other vehicles:

Motorbikes - £2.00

Horseboxes - £10.00

Cars & trailers - £6.00

Whitefield Car Park:

Minibus - £8.00

Coaches - £5.00

Other vehicles:

Motorbikes - £1.00

Horseboxes - £6.00

Cars & trailers - £4.00

 

Thank you for paying to park. We use the money you spend on parking to look after the nation’s forests. We don’t make a profit and rely on the support of our visitors and members, so every penny you spend is invested by Forestry England back into the management of our woodlands and is needed to make Dealamere Forest a great place for a day out.

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 

From 29 March, outdoor gatherings of either 6 people (the rule of 6) or 2 households will be allowed. Many other restrictions will remain in place, so please follow government guidance and check our guide for what to expect if you are planning to visit.

You must stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.

Keeping you safe

  • We are managing our car parks and cleaning toilets and touchpoints in line with government guidelines.
  • We are continuing to manage our play areas and trails to our high safety standards.
  • In many forests you can pay to park without cash, including membership which you can also buy online before you come.
  • Where open, our cafes and food outlets are offering a takeaway service only. 

Planningyour visit

Consider these important points before you visit:

  • Please keep yourself, our staff, volunteers and other visitors safe by following the government’s guidance on what you can and cannot do.
  • Have a plan b: we may have to close car parks if they are too busy.We know this is frustrating, but please be prepared to return home and come another time. Do not park on the roadside and verges outside the car park as this endangers other road users and is problematic for local traffic. 
  • Some facilities remain closed. Find a detailed list below.
  • We are sorry but you cannot bring your own BBQ at this time. This is to help support social distancing.
  • Putting your litter in a bin or taking it home with you, so the forest remains litter-free for everyone - including wildlife.
  • Being kind and patient – any changes are here to help keep you and others safe.

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.  

ToiletsOpen
CafeTakeaway only (reduced opening hours)
Bike shopOpen
Bike hireOpen
Walking trailsOpen

Cycling trails

Manley bike park

Open

Closed

Car park (s)Open
Go Ape

Open

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
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
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England