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Delamere Forest


Near Chester

Winner of Cheshire Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Experience.

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!

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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 William - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 April 2015
Our supervisors were excellent and very patient with a large stag do group! The booking process failed online so I called the centre. The person I spoke to on the phone was very helpful and got me booked on the course very quickly. Decametre forest is a great setting!
Rated 5 Bananas Jo - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 April 2015
A great day out! Gives you a great sense of achievement (especially if you're scared of heights!) the zip wires are fun and the scenery is beautiful.
Rated 5 Bananas Hayley - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 April 2015
Me and my 5 work collegues had a great time at Go Ape in Delemere!! The cargo net was great...abit scary too throw yourself off :-) great day at a bargain price we were there for about 3 hours.
Rated 5 Bananas Malcolm - Tree Top Adventure, on 26 April 2015
The only issue is the car parking and not having a machine that takes cards or gives change. You did say about car parking charges which was great but I would give more details as car parking is expensive.
Rated 5 Bananas chris - Forest Segway, on 26 April 2015
I thought from the first moment I arrived I felt at ease. Jay introduced himself and gave us a safety brief. He then showed us the basics of the segway with clear instruction. Had a great time and have already recommended it to friends. It's great for a gift as my wife is so hard to buy for. And you get the gift aswell. Great staff and facility's.
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