Learning at Delamere Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Delamere Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

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

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.

By Public Transport

The forest is served by Delamere train station.

OS Grid Ref
SJ 548 705

53.2294015, -2.6773882

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

There are several places to park at Delamere Forest. Payments can be made by cash or card.

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.

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.

Parking Charges

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 with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Number of disabled parking spaces: 5
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre

Delamere Forest is a shady oasis in the midst of the agricultural landscape of the Cheshire Plain.

Our learning partner, Forest Explorers organise fun environmental education sessions, events and birthday parties in Delamere Forest. Their team deliver a range of interactive education programmes for schools and groups of all ages as well as a Forest School programme for 2- 5 year olds. 

Whether you are looking for a guided visit to the forest, want to learn some bushcraft skills or fancy leading your own visit, there are lots of opportunities and free downloadable resources available. Whatever you plan to do, please ensure you book in advance, so that we know you are coming.

We will need to inform you of any potential health and safety considerations or other conditions that may affect your plans for a forest learning experience.

Please book sessions through Helena Broadbent by emailing delamere@forest-explorers.co.uk.