811 Lyme Park and Bow Stones

Get away from the crowds and explore the quiet paths around Lyme Park's southern fringe. Beyond Paddock Cottage a broad, grassy ridge leads to a little visited valley and the narrow path goes up, out onto the open moor. Deer graze quietly as you climb the popular path to the ancient Bow Stones then return along a high ridge and through woodland past the Lantern tower. Then Turfhouse Lane, named after the turf houses which once stood here, leads back to Lyme Hall.

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LOCATION: Six miles south-east of Stockport
START: Lyme Park, off A6. NT car park, toilets
Grid ref: SJ964823 Postcode: SK122NX
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Lyme Coffee Shop
EN ROUTE: Red Deer, Poynton Brook, Paddock Cottage, Cluse Hey, Knightslow Wood, Gritstone Trail

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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