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Delamere Forest


Near Chester

Winner of Cheshire Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Experience 2011.

Our Tree Top Junior will remain open during the weekends in December and January - don’t forget a pair of gloves!

Our adventure at Delamere Forest is simply stunning. It’s not far from Chester and you’ll get to take in the beautiful scenery around Blakemere Lake (and its wildlife).

The classic and original Go Ape Tree Top Adventure experience. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery. Life’s so much more fun when you’re jumping off a tree-top platform into a cargo net.

And the adventure does not need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our latest forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway - an epic experience with a down to earth twist.

And Delamere Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Mini Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!

Please note. Our 2015 prices are: Tree Top Adventure, £31 Adults (16+), £25 Children (10 – 15 year olds). Tree Top Junior, £18 per Tarzan. Forest Segway, £40 per rider.

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Get out and about this season

For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & book Now' function for the exact times and dates Delamere will be open.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Mondays).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Delamere Forest.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 212 metres
  • Longest Crossing 14 metres
  • Total Length 760 metres
  • Number of Crossings 42
  • Highest Point 12 metres


The Team at Delamere

The Address

Go Ape Delamere Forest

Just off the B5152.

In the heart of Delamere Forest.

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 53.22884400, -2.66606400

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By car

“Due to our rural location we recommend that you do not use sat nav or GPS systems to locate our course, however if you feel it will aid your journey, please use the postcode CW8 2HZ or head for ‘Delamere Railway Station’ on Station Road.    Go Ape will be signposted from here and is only a few minutes away (depending on the make and model of your Sat Nav!).”

If you're following our direction from our friends "google" they will try to send you down Farm Lane. Please ignore this and continue down to Station Road (which is the next main road on the right).

Follow the signs for Linmere Visitor Centre and, once parked, walk back up the road you just drove down heading towards the railway station.  Turn left over the railway bridge and Go Ape will be on the right hand side in the forest!
Please note: It will normally only take 10 minutes to get to the cabin from the car park, but it can take a little longer during peak times.
Parking costs £4 for 3 hours or £6 for all day, giving you plenty of time to refuel at the cafe or to continue to live life adventurously on one of the ape-tastic walking or biking trails that Delamere has to offer.

By train

Delamere Railway Station is a Cheshire Best Kept Station and has won two awards in the Cheshire Best Kept Station Competition.
Here’s the best bit - it is only a 5 minute walk away, giving the perfect opportunity to not only help the environment but also warm up those muscles and get the blood pumping!  Once you have arrived at the Station, take an immediate right into the forest following the path and you will see our Go Ape shelter and cabin on the right hand side in the forest.
For train times please see Northern Rail or call 0845 00 00 125.

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

In addition to your tree top adventure why not try...

Delamere Bike Hire - Traccs - Explore the forest by bike.

The Hollies Farm Shop - Farm shops, Butchery, Deli, Coffee Shops, Garden Centre, Farming, Hideaways and Forest Lodges.

Pony Trekking in Delamere Forest - a great way to extend your day.

Chester Zoo - The UK’s number one zoo, with over 7,000 animals and 400 different species, including some of the most endangered species on the planet. The Zoo is an all-year round favourite attraction for kids of all ages!

Cheshire Oaks - An amazing designer outlet shopping centre, offering designer labels at discount prices.

Plus, one of our pals have given a few hints and tips on things to do around Go Ape.

Please note that parking at Delemere is £6 all day. You can definitely make a day of it!

Delamere Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.
From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit to find out more.

Feedback from Delamere Forest

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas Claire - Forest Segway, on 25 October 2014
The instructor was really good, made you feel safe at all times and never pushed you
Rated 5 Bananas Phoebe - Tree Top Junior, on 23 October 2014
I really enjoyed the whole experience and the staff were very friendly. I had the whole course to myself and my mum which was great! Though my Nanna (the booker) was told that sometimes the course could get hugely busy and you may be queuing for 10 mins for each obstacle so then it would take you a whole hour to just do one loop of the course! So because you pay 16 pounds for one hour and you are only able to do one loop of the course then that would not be as worth it. However on my experience it was totally worth the money!!
Rated 5 Bananas George - Forest Segway, on 23 October 2014
Our instructor, Elliot, was very friendly but professional, very attentive, especially to us "oldies"! Thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, didn't want to stop, will definitely do it again.
Rated 5 Bananas helen - Tree Top Junior, on 22 October 2014
Once you have done it once you feel more confident so it's great to have time to go round again
Rated 5 Bananas Christine - Forest Segway, on 22 October 2014
The vouchers were bought for my son and daughter in law but because she is expecting our first grandchild they couldn't use the vouchers. With that I went with my husband and we had a fabulous time. Vicky gave a very thorough safety talk and all the crew were very friendly. We just thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Age is not a barrier to this activity and we will both go again.
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