We set off on Friday after work for a camping weekend in Delamere Forest last weekend. It’s less than 45 minutes from our house but we still felt like we were away camping. It’s just so easy.
When we got there just before 7pm on Friday evening, we had fish and chips from the chip wagon that visits on a Friday. We could see and smell the wagon from our pitch so it was a bit of a no brainer, really and we both appreciated the treat.
Stella was kept entertained over the course of the weekend by all the children in the pitches that surrounded us playing and walking past. Poor little thing was exhausted come Sunday afternoon. The site has definitely become more of a family site since our last visit
On Saturday it was a bit cold and grey but it stayed dry and we walked 12 miles along the Sandstone trail and the Eddisbury way. We came across some Cheshire Wildlife (see pictures!) and had an ice cream in the village of Kelsall. We also walked through the Eddisbury fruit farm – that was neat to see the rows and rows of fruit trees. Once we got back closer to the campsite, we realised how busy the forest park was especially in the central parts near the visitor centre. We had some cheese and salad and things in the van on Saturday night.
Sunday was a lovely, sunny day and we had another walk through the edges of Delamere Forest. On the way home we stopped for ice cream at Parkgate. I haven’t had a Parkgate ice cream in ages. It was getting busy as it was such a nice day but we were still early on the normal afternoon ice cream scale so we managed to get parked up and our ice cream selection (Banoffee and Mint Chocolate Chip for me and Caramel Fudge and Banana Chocolate Chip for Paul) and without too much bother.
We got home early afternoon and got ourselves sorted and organised for the week ahead.
Another successful camping weekend for the four of us (including Stella and Frank of course!)