Delamere and Hatchmere Circular

A pleasant forest ramble, on good paths, passing by several of the Meres, where recently beaver have been introduced.


22 January 2023

2 dogs allowed


Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

A pleasant forest ramble, on good paths, passing by several of the Meres, where recently beaver have been introduced to the Cheshire countryside. Sightings not guaranteed, but we pass by the sanctuary at Hatchmere. We start NE out of the car park over Hart Hill, before turning NW towards Hatchmere. Passing anti-clockwise round Hatch Mere, we re-enter Delamere Forest, winding our way W towards Barnsbridge car park. The route continues in an anticlockwise loop further W into the forest, before turning N to join a section of the popular Blakemere Moss path back to the car park.

Arenig Fawr scene
Arenig Fawr view
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At walk start point
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Mostly good forestry paths and bridleways, with firm ground except for a few muddy places. A very short pavement section. No stiles.
OS Explorer 267 Northwich and Delamere Forest
Starting Point:
Whitefield car park in Delamere Forest (paying: coins or chip and pin, contactless £6) Nearest postcode CW8 2JG grid ref SJ558 710 There is ample space in the car park, but members may consider car sharing as an all-day ticket is required.


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.