GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lymm Dam Walk

1 miles (1.5 km)

Enjoy an easy waterside walk around this pretty lake in the Cheshire village of Lymm. The beautiful still waters of the lake are surrounded by attractive woodland with well maintained paths to follow. There is usually plenty of roadside parking around the dam and an ice cream van for refreshments.
Start the walk by the Dingle near the canal and then head south to follow the 1 mile path around the water. You could also continue south along the woodland trails along the Bradley Brook to extend the walk.
The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk and the Mersey Valley Timberland Trail both run to the north of the dam. You can easily pick up these trails to explore the Bridgewater Canal around the village. Heading west will take you to nearby Warrington, while heading east will take to Altrincham via the splendid Dunham Massey. There's some lovely trails to try here with a magnificent deer park, a 17th century mill and the tranquil Island and Smithy pools. See the Canal Walk Lymm to Dunham Massey page for more details.


WA13 9NJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lymm Dam OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lymm Dam Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's lots of good pubs in the town but you could also head up to the Bridgewater Way and visit the Golden Fleece where there's a lovely, large canalside beer garden. It's a great place to sit and watch the boats go by on a summer day. You can find them at a postcode of WA13 0HR for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of the village, on the other side of the Manchester Ship Canal, you can pick up the Glazebrook Trail. This easy waymarked footpath runs along the River Glaze towards Wigan.
Just a few miles to the south there's Arley Hall to visit. Here you'll find a fine stately home surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Cheshire Walks page.


Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam. The dam was created in 1824 and may have been used to supply power to local industry, and the surrounding area. It is now a popular visitor attraction.

Into the sun at the dingle, lymm - - 70840

Into the sun at the dingle, lymm

Lymm, The Dingle - - 495432

Lymm, The Dingle

The Dingle - - 1592506

The Dingle overlooking the weir and pond in Lymm centre.

The Bongs, Lymm Upper Dam - - 3521272

The Bongs, Lymm Upper Dam

The Dingle, Lymm - - 3289508

The Dingle. Woodland paths and streams in this area north of the lake.

Lymm Bridge - - 3289328

Lymm Bridge

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The Path Round the lake with a seat for a rest.


GPS Files

GPX File

Lymm Dam.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Lymm Dam.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)