Delamere Forest – fresh air, wildlife and fun! ….

Posted on February 9th, 2010, by The Chairman

Did you know that Delamere Forest is Cheshire’s largest area of woodland? We even have our very own Mid-Cheshire Line railway station right in its heart.

From the station it’s a short 10-minute stroll to the Information Centre (where you can buy a map of all the trails), Tracs cycle hire and Go Ape. The car parks can get very full, so getting there by train as well as doing your bit for the environment makes lots of sense.

The Forest is a great place for people to let off steam, escape the crowds and find peace in its heart. It’s a haven for wildlife including the beautiful small tortoiseshell butterfly, greater spotted woodpecker, white faced darter dragonfly, green woodpecker, siskin and southern hawker dragonfly.

And remember to buy some delicious locally-made ice cream in the café in the station building before getting your train home!

Check out the Forest’s website for more information.

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  1. Harry Weston Says:

    Hello

    I was interested to read about Delamere Forest. Sounds a great place to visit by train.

    We live in on the Wirral. There a four of us – what is the best way to travel and are there any special tickets we can use to keep the cost down?

  2. The Chairman Says:

    Hi, Harry!

    Getting to the Forest from the Wirral by train is dead easy. The very reliable Merseyrail services arrive into Chester at 4 minutes to the hour and Monday-Saturday we mainly leave at 7 minutes past, arriving at Delamere 16 minutes later.

    Coming back is easy too, with our train arriving into Chester at 15 minutes to the hour and the Merseyrail leaving at o’clock.

    If the four of you include two children, remember to take your Family Railcard. The fares to Delamere are reasonable value from the Wirral, e.g. Bromborough to Delamere is £9.70 return. However, Bromborough to Chester is £3.60 return, and Chester to Delamere is £5.00 return, so separate tickets are £1.10 cheaper each! Also, if you get a Northern Duo for the £5 return, for two of you the 2nd person gets theirs at half price. You should be able to buy all these tickets at the ticket office at Bromborough.

    Have fun!

  3. Steve Says:

    One should note that Delamere is officially a request stop meaning you should inform the conductor if you wish to alight there.

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