WITH the London Olympic and Paralympic Games less than two years away, the Forestry Commission is encouraging children and parents to make regular exercise in the fresh woodland air of Delamere Forest their own Olympic legacy.
The perfect outdoor play area, Delamere has a host of marked walking and cycling routes including the four-mile long Hunger Hill trail and the longer seven-mile Whitemoor loop.
There are routes for families and beginners, and the more adventurous can try cycling to the top of Old Pale hill for stunning views of the Cheshire countryside.
Forestry Commission spokesman Vernon Stockton said: “There is no substitute for healthy outdoor exercise in the fresh air, something Delamere is perfect for.
“There is so much green space for kids to run wild during the summer holidays, and best of all it’s a cheap as well as healthy way to spend a day away from the TV or computer screen.”
Kids can also unleash their inner monkey, with the ever popular Go Ape!, the award-winning high wire forest adventure course of extreme rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides.
For more details, visit www.forestry.gov.uk/northwestengland