WATCH: Take a look at Delamere Forest’s magical after-dark illuminated light trail this Christmas

WATCH: Take a sneak peek at the dazzling light trail, which has 20 different installations and a beautiful soundtrack.
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Delamere Forest’s glittering, illuminated trail is inspired by the landscape itself.

Visitors can explore a festive adventure in a world of trees. The woodland in Cheshire has been dramatically drenched with lights and set to the soundtrack of seasonal favourites.

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The family-friendly festive trail features singing trees and shimmering reflections that cast light into hidden places letting you see the forest in a different light.

Rob Lamb, Events Manager from Forestry England, said: “The Trail has nearly 20 different light installations. One of my favourite installations is Dragonfly Pond.

“Delamere Forest’s meres and mosses are a really important habitat, and dragonflies are a really important species to us.

“The whole event is outside in a really natural open environment. The paths are nice and wide. There is an indoor cafe if people want to sit inside, but the food, rides and the trail itself are all outside.

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“We tried to plan the lights to really make the most of the forest. So a lot of the lights are up, lighting the trees and really highlighting what a magical environment that we’re in.

“There’s a beautiful soundtrack throughout the whole experience, some really atmospheric music to set off the lights in the natural environment.”

“We really care about the environment that we work in, a full environmental assessment was carried out on the trail, and all the lights are environmentally friendly, and the noise levels are managed so as not to impact the wildlife.”

Internationally acclaimed installation artworks, including the Cathedral with a thousand pea lights, are also to be found woven into the forest landscape, lighting hidden nooks of the deep forest.

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The trail is designed for visitors of all ages and is accessible; just be sure to wrap up warm!

The event runs throughout the festive season up until 31 December. More information is available on the Forestry England website.