Distance: 5 miles (8km)
Ascent: 214 metres
Start/finish: Delamere Forest Park, CW8 2JD
We have received an update from a runner that the following route now has some overgrown sections and is no longer the best route to run at Delamere. We would recommend following the 3.1-mile (5km) fully-waymarked grey trail instead, which is also the Parkrun route.
Run back along the road and past the FC offices, turn R through the overflow car park and join the path through Eddisbury Wood. Turn L around the edge of the forest, then R along the eastern edge up Eddisbury Hill. Turn R onto a track near the top, trending L to reach the masts at Pale Heights (1.7 miles/2.8km). Turn L here and cross the meadow then follow the small path trending L join the old Roman road in the SE corner of the wood. Turn R and follow this back into the woods (3 miles/4.8km). Turn R up a steep path past the King’s Chair then back down L to the path. Turn L past the wild boar sculpture then R onto a small path that curves R over some wooden walkways and north to the main path. Turn R here then L onto the Sandstone Way, follow this to the edge of the wood and take a small path R uphill and back to the masts at Pale Heights (4 miles/6.4km). Turn L and follow the main path north, downhill around a couple of bends and back to the start.
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