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“Relaxing Walk” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Delamere Forest

Delamere Forest
Hatchmere Road B5152, Delamere CW8 2JD, England
118500
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Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Delamere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bacup, England, United Kingdom
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“Relaxing Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Even though the car parks were full saw very few people once we set off into the forest. Relaxing quite walk in natural surroundings.

Visited May 2013
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“Great but not for the faint hearted!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

I went to Go Ape with my husband and my dad.
The safety talk was great and help/support was available if needed.
I really enjoyed the first section and managed to get across the Tarzan swing and zip wire with a lot of coaxing as I was terrified! You don't realise how high up the course is from the ground!
I felt very safe with the equipment but leaping from the platform just felt so unnatural and they wobbled when other people joined which un nerved me.
I didn't manage to finish (neither did my dad or husband) after the first course and we went back to the cabin- they gave us a full refund which was great as we didn't expect it so we did the Segway which was fab! The forest is absolutely gorgeous and overall we had a fantastic day!

Visited May 2013
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“Avoid the cafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Delamere is a lovely place to visit. Plenty of trails to walk around and well signposted. Go Ape is there if that is your thing! Parking is expensive but less of an irritant than the prices in the cafe - it is a total rip off. Take a picnic instead.

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“Great all year round”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We mainly use Delamere for mountain biking, there are plenty of trails hidden in the trees if you know where to look for them. Less adventurous riders can stick to the fire roads where there are two way-marked trails (7 miles or 4 miles) to follow. You can easily spend a full day here wandering around and getting lost in the trees. There is a visitor centre with a decent café and ample, although quite pricey, parking, there are a couple of free car parks but again you need to know where they are.
The forest isn't particularly large and tends to get very busy at weekends with families, cyclists, walkers and horse riders although once you get away from the immediate surroundings of the visitor centre and the lake it gets much more peaceful and you can enjoy a bit of solitude if that's what you want. Alternatively a week day visit is guaranteed to be much quieter.

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“Family action”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Picnic areas, Go Ape, Pony treking, natural scenery, good accommodation locally. Living on the edge of Delamere Forest we have seen the developments over the years. Music in the Forest an annual event not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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