A guide to our carer-assisted walks and places of interest – Lyme Park

Lyme Park is a large area of parkland, woods and moorland with the large historic house Lyme Hall and it’s formal gardens. Fallow deer can easily be seen in the area behind Lyme Hall and Red Deer freely roam much of the park and can occasionally even be seen near the car park and cafeteria. In the autumn rutting season the stags can sometimes be heard bellowing. Lyme Park is managed by the National Trust and it is also part of the Peak District National Park. Relatively easy walking can be found around the Millpond and Crow Wood with the Cafeteria, shop, public conveniences and car park nearby. There is parking and a toilet with disabled access. Outside of these areas the ground is hillier, with some routes involving climbing stiles, but there are a great variety of routes to choose from and most are easy to follow. There are some stunning views to be enjoyed from Lyme Park and, for the more adventurous, a climb up to Bowstones is well worth the effort. From here you have an almost 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside with views across to Kinder Scout, Shutlingsloe and the Cheshire Plain. Bowstones can also be reached by car from Disley so these amazing views can be enjoyed by people of all abilities.

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Fallow Deer

Red Deer

Lyme Hall

Red Deer

Lyme Hall in the snow

View from Bowstones in the snow

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