Owned by the National Trust, this park has been well visited by myself and my family, having grown up just around the corner from it. With plenty of acres for walking, this is a definite favourite.
The first sight you will see on the drive into Lyme Park is Lyme Cage, sitting on the top of a hill. This cage can be seen for miles. It was originally a hunting lodge and was later used as a park-keeper’s cottage and as a lock-up for prisoners.
Once in Lyme Park, you have various options. Visit Lyme Hall and it’s expansive gardens. Take your children to the fantastic play park. Pay a visit to the pond next to a cafe and gift shop. Take the trek up to Lyme Cage, or simply walk off in any direction.
One of my favourite walks is towards the south gate. It is a road sized path that allows you access to further walks too. and more importantly, the Three Bears Cottage. Well, that is how I came to know it, having been told the stories with reference to this cottage when I was a young boy.
If you are lucky enough, you may also see the Deer hanging out in the park. Usually near Lyme Cage.
An all year round park, where you will always find walkers and dog walkers alike. It is well worth a visit.
For more information and events, check out the National Trust Website
N.B. All photos shown are my own property.