Lyme Park, East Lodge and The Cage

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This is a delightful walk offering exercise, views and good facilities, all within the reach of several major conurbations. There is some climbing, inevitably, if these views are to be enjoyed, but they are not long and are on good ground.

The waymarking is clear, in places excellent and the walk would make a good family outing. A short section of the walk is on access land, but the right of way marked on the map is a much better option than going straight uphill. You may find that some of the gates that I have photographed within the estate when they were open, will be locked, but access is always there. Views from The Cage extend well out to sea and even include Southport Gasworks on the horizon!

England - North England - Lancashire - Pennines


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Nature Trail, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
15/08/2014 - Ian Humphreys

Did this walk last Saturday in glorious weather. Just for clarification, when you go over the stile at Waymark 5, there is a path in front of you which goes up the hill and a path to the right which takes you along the perimeter of Lyme Park (NT). You want to go straight ahead, not right. The walk description only talks about the path to the right and if you do not have a map with you, you could think this is the path to take. Even if you did take the path to the right, you can correct at the end of that path and turn left up the Gritstone Trail which will bring you back to the lane further on the walk, but it adds about 0.5 mile to the walk. One last point the walk talks a lot about the Sandstone Trail/Path but all we ever found was the Gritstone Trail/Path.

06/08/2011 - Vincent Housecroft

This is a very enjoyable walk, however after going over the stone steps at waymark 5 the path now goes straight ahead down the hill to waymark 6. On the enclosed path after waymark 11 a diversion has been put in to avoid the bridge over the stream. This is in the form of a wooden walkway and bridge over the stream to the left of the bridge.

16/03/2010 - Bruce Napier

Another excellent walk in this glorious area. Between waymarks 6 and 7, there is a new fence after the second stile. Don't try to cross it: the footpath has been diverted down the right hand side to a new gate onto the lane. The "Sandstone" Trail is in fact called the Gritstone Trail and is so waymarked. Thanks again for a great morning Bruce

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