Is Delamere Visitor Centre open?

DELAMERE Forest’s brand new visitor centre – housing a cafe, event spaces and improved toilet facilities – has opened its doors to the public. Despite the challeneges presented by the coronavirus outbreak, Forestry England and construction firm Willmott Dixon have managed to finished the new build on schedule.

How much does it cost to park at Delamere Forest?

Parking Charges

Forest Centre Car Park
Up to 1 hour £3.00
Up to 2 hours £5.00
All day £8.00

Where can I park for free at Delamere Forest?

Barnsbridge Car Park is located on the Ashton Road. It is close to the trails- notably the easy access trail with accessible surfacing. It also has a picnic area and at some peak weekends catering is available. There is also free parking spaces along the Ashton road or switchback as it is known locally.

Do you have to pay to park at Delamere Forest?

A: No. Our Whitefield and Tree Tops car parks are still pay and display.

When did Delamere Forest Open?

11th century
Established in the late 11th century, they were the hunting forests of the Norman Earls of Chester.

Is the Gruffalo trail open Delamere?

The Gruffalo ORIENTEERING Trail is back. This trail opens on Friday 16th February. Maps and certificates are available to purchase from Delamere Cafe and TRACS Bike shop and bike hire. The trail starts outside the cafe and loops around the exisiting Gruffalo route.

Is parking free at Delamere?

Parking: Free parking, or alternatively at the visitor centre and start at point 6, but note that there is a charge. Distance: 3 of 4½ miles. Ordnance Survey Maps: Explorer 267 Northwich and Delamere Forest (GR: SJ542715).

What does Delamere mean?

Delamere is a latter variation of the earlier local surname de la Mare, which literally translates as of the sea, or from the sea. Another source claims the name originated from the “ancient Forest of Delamere, foresta de la Mare,” and literally meant “forest of the lake.”

How old is Delamere?

Delamere, which means “forest of the lakes”, is all that remains of the great Forests of Mara and Mondrem which covered over 60 square miles (160 km2) of this part of Cheshire. Established in the late 11th century, they were the hunting forests of the Norman Earls of Chester. Order was maintained under forest law.

What time does Delamere Forest Open?

Opening hours 10am-5pm.

How do I get to gruffalo Delamere Forest?

You can find the Gruffalo by following the Blakemere or Linmere walking trails or the Whitemoor or Hunger cycling trails.

What area is Delamere Forest in?

Delamere Forest is a large wood in the village of Delamere in Cheshire, England. The woodland, which is managed by Forestry England, covers an area of 972 hectares (2,400 acres) making it the largest area of woodland in the county….Delamere Forest.

Delamere Forest Park

Where is the car park at Linmere Forest Park?

Linmere Visitor Centre Car Park located at Delamere (CW8 2HU) Tel: 01606 889792 Situated approximately 10 miles from the outskirts of Chester & close to the M56. The Forest Park & Visitor centre are well sign posted from the A54, A556, & B5152.

What to do in the Delamere Forest Cheshire?

The ideal place to go for a walk, you’ll find easy-going trails for all abilities, the perfect hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to watch the wildlife. Delamere also offers a permanent orienteering course suitable for all ages and abilities. Explore the forest and develop your navigation skills.

Where does the Linmere trail start in Delamere?

Linmere trail – gentle forest walk, ideal for families. A nice walk that takes in some of the nicest parts of Delamere, without venturing too far. The trail passes the Gruffalo sculpture and along part of Blakemore Moss Start at the centre by the café.

Where do you pay for parking at Delamere Forest?

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.