Delamere and Hatchmere Circular


22 February 2022

Two 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. Sadly, sightings are unlikely, as our route will leave them in peace!

We start NE out of the car park over Hart Hill, before turning NW towards Hatchmere, passing Flaxmere. On leaving Hatchmere, 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.

Delamere Forest
Delamere Forest
Delamere Forest
Meeting Time:
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Duration (incl stops):
Highest Point:
Mostly good forestry paths and bridleways, with firm ground except for a few muddy places. A very short pavement section. A couple of stiles in the first half.
OS Explorer 267 Northwich and Delamere Forest
Starting Point:
Whitefield car park in Delamere Forest (paying: coins or chip and pin) approx. postcode CW8 2JG grid ref SJ558 710


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.

Print this walk brief. A new tab will open displaying a PDF, which you can print.
The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.