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Delamere venue guide

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Delamere venue guide

  1. 1. Training Venues: Delamere Forest ParkVenues: Delamere Forest Park, Delamere, NorthwichWhere and When?Meeting Point: Linmere Discovery Centre Delamere Forest Park Delamere Northwich Cheshire CW8 2JD nd thDates: Saturdays (during Schools Cross Country (22 Sept – 13 Oct) st Sundays (Long Run Sessions) from Sunday 21 October 2012Time: 10am-10.20am – Warm Up 10.30am – Main Session followed by Warm down and Stretch N.B. Latecomers will not be allowed to join session once started!!Directions: Click HERE for directions to venueParking Options: Park on the Car Park at Linmere Discovery Centre (see following details)
  2. 2. Additional Information.About Delamere Forest ParkDelamere Forest comprises over 950 hectares of mixed deciduous and evergreen forest, opengrassland and wetlands.It is the largest wooded area in Cheshire and lies within the Mersey Forest.Blakemere Moss is an excellent habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and is particularly popular withornithologists. Delamere offers the complete day out for all the family, with a wide range offacilities.Location: Cheshire, north-east of Chester, SJ 548 704Area: 972ha.Opening times: Information Centre - 10:00 am until 5:00pm (closed for lunch)Facilities:Information centre, cafe, toilets, pay and display car parking, Toilets and designated parking forvisitors with disabilities, railway station, way marked paths, 2 way marked cycle routes, an all- abilitytrail with musical instruments for children, 3 picnic sites, forest classroom to hire, education service,Christmas tree sales, Go Ape! , cycle hire, bike wash, permanent orienteering course, outdoorconcerts in the summer and Christmas treesAddress: Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 2JDTelephone: 01606 889792Email: delamere@forestry.gsi.gov.ukPublic Transport: Find out more about with our public transport map of Cheshire.By Train - the nearest railway station is at Delamere Station which is approximately a 5 minute walkfrom Linmere Discovery Centre. Hourly trains run to Delamere from:Manchester – 1hourLiverpool – 1 ¼ hoursChester – 15minsCrewe – 50minsVisit nationalrail.co.uk for more information
  3. 3. How to get thereFrom M53 and Chester:On M53 toward Chester / North Wales the road name changes to A55.At next junction take slip road left.At roundabout, take 1st exit onto A51 / Tarvin Road.At the next roundabout, take 2nd exit onto A54 / Holme Street.Keep straight onto A556 / Chester Road for just over 1mileBy the Royal Vale Abbey Pub, turn left onto B5152 / Station Road.After just over a mile, turn left onto Forest Farm Road.Continue over the bridge and the Linmere Car Park is on the right.Sat Nav / GPS Postcode Address: CW8 2JDPublic Transport:Find out more about with our public transport map of Cheshire.By Train - the nearest railway station is at Delamere Station which is approximately a 5 minutewalk from Linmere Discovery Centre. Hourly trains run to Delamere from:Manchester – 1hourLiverpool – 1 ¼ hoursChester – 15minsCrewe – 50minsVisit nationalrail.co.uk for more information
  4. 4. Car Parking Charges & PassesLinmere Car Park is adjacent to the information centre, toilets, picnic area, learning centre, cycle hireand café.It has designated spaces for visitors with disabilities and is close to the start point for all the trails.It is essential that visitors make use of the car parks and do not obstruct traffic by parking onroadsides or in front of barriers.You have 3 parking options:1. Pay each time you train. This will cost on average £4.00 per Sunday visit2. Buy a Quarterly Run In England Parking Pass for £10.00. Average of £1.00 per Sunday visit3. Buy an annual Forestry Commission Discovery Pass for £30.00. Average of £0.06 per Sunday visitDiscovery Passes, which include free parking along with a range of other discounts and benefits, canbe purchased from the information centre at a cost of £30. This money is used to help support thework of the Forestry Commission and to keep the forest maintained for public enjoyment.N.B. If on your first visit to the Delamere Training Groups, you buy a parking ticket from the machinein the car park, you can redeem that ticket value off the cost of the quarterly Run in England Pass orthe annual Discovery Pass in the Information centre.Car Parking Charges - Linmere Car ParkPay as you Park Charges (Opening- 8:30-5:00 daily):Motorbike £2 Car & trailer £6Up to 1 hour £2 Mini-bus £6Up to 3 hours £4All day £6
  5. 5. Delamere Discovery Pass BenefitsEnjoy Delamere through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass from the Forestry CommissionSave money and time - get free car parking for one yearSupport Delamere - help maintain the forest facilities for you and your family to enjoyDiscover more - receive the seasonal Discovery Pass e-newsletter packed with information about events,activities and wildlife in Delamere.Enjoy more - the Discovery Pass will give you the following benefits:Local Offers • 10% discount in the Café. Offer available Monday - Friday (excluding school holidays and bank holidays) • 10% discount for families at Tracs (UK) Ltd. Offer available Monday - Friday (excluding school holidays and bank holidays) • 10% discount on Food and Beverage in the Peckforton Castle 1851 Restaurant. Cannot be use in conjunction with any other offer or special promotion. Booking is advisable and subject to availability.For the latest information, news and activities visit the Delamere pages.Start saving - Join nowThe one-year Discovery Pass costs £30Buy your Discovery Pass Now by clicking this link.Your discovery pack will be posted out within two weeks. If you require entry to the forest sooner, pleasebuy the pass onsite. There are no postage charges or booking fees.Or you can buy it in person at the Delamere Information centre.

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