GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lyme Park Walk

5 miles (8.5 km)

This is a circular walk through the splendid Lyme Park in Disley, Cheshire. Here you can explore the 1,300 acre estate with its resident deer and enjoy fabulous views of the Peak District. There are also tranquil lakes, peaceful woodland walks and an Edwardian rose garden to enjoy. The park may look familiar as it was used for the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
The walk begins at the park gate near Disley train station, before exploring the most attractive areas of the park and returning to the start point.
The Gritstone Trail long distance path passes through the park so you could pick this up to extend your walk. Heading south will take you towards Bollington via Sponds Hill.
Additionally the North Cheshire Way passes through Lyme Park, so you could pick this up and head west towards the village of Adlington, passing the Macclesfield Canal on the way.

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Lyme Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lyme Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

The Old Mill houses a fine cafe run by the National Trust. There's lots of tables next to the lake to sit outside on a sunny day.

The park is a great place for a dog walk and you will probably see plenty of other owners on your outing. Please keep them on a close lead in busy areas and near livestock.

Disley train station is located on the northern fringes of the park so you can easily visit by public transport. You can catch trains to Disley from Manchester, Stockport and Buxton. From the station follow the waymarked Gritstone Trail from the station to the park.
Just to the west of the park you will find the Adlington Basin and adjacent Lyme House Marina on the Macclesfield Canal. There's benches here where you can sit and watch the boats cruise down the canal.
Adlington Basin - geograph.org.uk - 61231 Adlington Basin, Macclesfield Canal - geograph.org.uk - 1352361
Pictured above, the Adlinton Basin on the Macclesfield Canal which runs just to the west of the park. The former Adlington Colliery Basin on the canal is now a thriving marina with nearby cafe and restaurant. It's a nice place to visit after exploring the park if you have time.
Just south of the park is the town of Bollington where you could enjoy a climb to White Nancy. Here you will find an unusual folly in the shape of a small domed sugar loaf and thought to have been built in 1817 by Colonel Gaskell as a monument to the Battle of Waterloo. It's located about 3 miles south of the park and a worthy extension to your outing.

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Photos

Lyme Park - geograph.org.uk - 809322

Lyme Park gardens

Hase Bank Wood, Lyme Park - geograph.org.uk - 52380

Path through the valley at Hase Bank Wood in Lyme Park.

Lakeside in spring at Lyme Park - geograph.org.uk - 1248934

Lakeside in spring at Lyme Park

The Lantern, Lyme Park - geograph.org.uk - 1082383

Fine view from The Lantern folly

Pool and overhanging tree in Lyme Park - geograph.org.uk - 1742734

Pool and overhanging tree in the park. On the centre horizon can just be seen The Cage, which has been a hunting lodge, park-keeper's house, and a lock-up for prisoners.It is a Grade 2* Listed building, constructed in sandstone.

Lyme Park old mill - geograph.org.uk - 536398

The old mill on the Lyme Park estate with the northern edge of the mill pond in the foreground. Part of the building now houses a coffee shop.

Orangery, Lyme Park

Orangery, Lyme Hall

The Cage Lyme park

The Cage. This building is perched on a hill in the park. Itwas originally built around 1580 as a hunting lodge where the ladies of the estate could watch the hunt. At night it was used as a banqueting hall. It overlooks the nearby moors and 1,300 acres ofparkland. In later years it was used as a game keeper's residence and as a jail for poachers.

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