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Getting Here

By Coach:

Delamere is within one hour’s travel by coach from most of Cheshire, Merseyside, South Manchester, Wirral, Flintshire and Wrexham. There is a coach park in the Old Pale car park.

You can also visit us by train:

We have a station which is a short walk from our classroom, with hourly trains from Manchester and Chester. Each train can accomodate around 30 children; and offers a fun, affordable, environmentally friendly way to visit us. You will receive a 26% discount when booking 10 tickets or more through Group Travel Service on 0113 247 9659 if booked 7 days in advance. In addition to this fantastic saving, we also offer a 10% discount off your total education booking cost if you choose to bring your class by train.


There are a few car parks serving Delamere Forest however the following are the most suitable for access to the Forest Explorers site:

Linmere Car Park (cars)

Linmere Car Park is adjacent to the information centre, 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. view a map of Linmere car park here

Old Pale Car park (cars and coaches)

Old Pale Car Park is a short way beyond Linmere Car Park and a 2 minute walk from the information centre and visitor facilities. It is close to the start point for all the trails. view a map of Old Pale car park here.

Parking Charges

For both car parks:

Cars – Up to 3hrs £4, all day £6.

Coaches – £10.