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Delamere Forest Sights & Activities

Outdoor adventures

Go wild in the forest

Delamere Forest, Cheshire is the ideal location for family days, with plenty of outdoor locations and attractions, including the Sandstone Ridge, the Cheshire Plain and nature reserves at Delamere and Bagmere.

Just a short walk from your cabin you'll find the Delamere Forest visitor centre. Here you'll discover a range of forest-based fun including Go Ape, a firm family favourite with exhilarating (and challenging) treetop adventures! Or, if you prefer, explore the forest on two wheels with a Segway session or by hiring bikes and pedalling your way through the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

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Walking and hiking

Forest trails and country parks

Enjoy easy strolls straight from your cabin in the wider area of Delamere Forest and explore a variety of routes: Blakemere Trail, Linmere Trail and Old Pale Trail. Set out for a day’s hike along The Sandstone Trail or enjoy the views at Shining Tor, the highest point in Cheshire.

Cycling trails

Cheshire on two wheels

After venturing through the woods to hire your bikes, an adventure in the forest awaits! With a variety of trails of varying difficulty, you could spend your entire cycling holiday in Delamere Forest. But it’s worth exploring further afield for some longer cycle routes in Cheshire and some great off-road mountain biking for the fearless.

Family days out

Fun for all the family

Just a short drive from our location, all the family will enjoy a day out at Chester Zoo! Meet over 11,000 animals including more than 400 rare and exotic endangered species. For a more high-adrenaline adventure, head to Catton Hall, where you can test your aim with archery, air rifling, and clay pigeon shooting or speed around on a quad bike across 200 acres of ground. 

For a family day out with a slower, more relaxed pace, blow away the cobwebs with a visit to one of the North Wales beaches, such as Talacre Beach, with its landmark red and white lighthouse - pack a picnic and make the most of a day spent by the coast. 

Rainy day activities

Don't let the weather stop you

When the rain falls, there are still lots of places you can visit in Cheshire. Swap forest life for ocean life at Blue Planet Aquarium and discover the weird and wonderful species that make the waters of the world their home! A day out at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is another great family day out, explore three galleries with over 100 different exhibits, enjoy panoramic views from the rooftop observatory reached by a glass lift, or experiment in the Catalytic Discovery lab. 

History and heritage

Step back in time

Explore Cheshire's history and heritage, including the cathedral city of Chester. Spend the day marvelling at beautiful medieval streets and with regular events, discover the excitement of Chester Races – the oldest racecourse still in use in the world!

Take a jaunt out to nearby Beeston Castle offering 4,000 years of history, 40 acres of woodland, and the most spectacular views in Cheshire! Climb to the lookout point at the top of a mighty crag, and on a clear day you can see no less than eight counties and take in the Pennines to the East all the way to the Welsh mountains in the West.

Towns and villages

Explore the local area

Delamere Forest is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside surrounded by small villages and market towns. Just 15 minutes from Delamere Forest, by train or car is the historic town of Chester, a classic city bursting with must see treasures, 2,000 years of history, spectacular shopping, entertainment, and dining opportunities.

Frodsham is the closest village to our location and one of Cheshire's prettiest small towns, combining the best of both worlds as it is full of village charm; however has close connections to major cities; Liverpool and Manchester. Another great town to visit is Northwich, which lies in the heart of the Cheshire Plain. Its success was initially built on the salt industry, with the town being dubbed ‘the salt capital of the world’ at the height of mining and extraction.

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