Delamere Forest is a well known venue for Mountain Bikers
in the North West of England and especially those living within the
Merseyside, Manchester and Greater Manchester areas. Also for those
around Chester and east Wales or as far south as Crewe it is an available
trail to reach.
is situated on the outskirts of the forest and is a 5 minute walk
from the Visitor centre...called Linmere Visitors Centre. It houses
an enjoyable Café with an old world interior and an outside
seating provision. There is also a reasonable car park there. The
specially marked footpaths and cycle trails are carefully planned
to guide visitors around this diverse forest.
Visitors Centre, at Delamere, houses a relaxing cafe, shop, and
the fantastic Shell Forest Classroom. Again there is provision to
eat in or outside under an elaborate wooden canopy or at the ubiquitous
tables and benches.
is plenty of parking and an exciting programme of "Whats
There are toilets here too and not far away,
a bike washing facility.
Of course there is the parking charge of £2 per vehicle,
something we disapprove of when it is Forestry Commission
land, but it is becoming the norm.
has to be emphasised that the official trails are principally fire
road but many Off-road riders have, for a number of years, created
endless miles of unofficial trails.
fast forest single tracks start from close to the visitor centre
and traverse almost all of the forest. The main B5152 road separates
the forest into two sections and it is well worth trying the other
side for some awesome short technical descents as well as fast flowing
single track descents with short steep climbs.