Lyme

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

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Things to see and do

View of The Cage from the moor at Lyme, Cheshire

Enjoy the great outdoors 

Once an historic hunting estate, Lyme is home to an ancient deer herd, stunning views and glorious countryside. Why not make the most of the 1400 acres of hills, moor and woodland? Try your hand at orienteering, join a running group or simply jump in puddles with your wellies on!

Tree lined path to Paddock Cottage

Put a spring in your step with a walk at Lyme 

Fancy blowing away the cobwebs? Grab your coat and your loved ones and try one of these walking trails at Lyme.

Upcoming events

Kites at the Cage

Sun 01 May 2016
13:00-15:00
Lets go fly a kite, high up above the cage. Bring your own kite to show off your skills in our mass kite flying event.

Woodland Walk

Sat 07 May 2016
11:00-13:00
Join the Ranger team on a guided walk through the park's woodland to find out more about many species of trees at Lyme.

Walk the walls at Lyme

Wed 11 May 2016
10:00-12:00
Join a guided walk around the dry-stone walls of Lyme's park.

Dogs in the garden

Sat 14 May 2016
11:00-17:00
Dogs are allowed to bring their owners attached to a lead into the garden this weekend.

Walking to Health - Elmerhurst Walk

Thu 19 May 2016
10:30-12:30
A moderate 2.4 mile walk, taking in the cage and walking into the woods to hear the spring birdsong.

Lyme Experience Walk

Sat 21 May 2016
11:00-13:30
Join this guided walk to discover more about history of the estate, the Legh family's influence on the landscape and conservation and management of the park today.
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Eating and shopping

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History

Detail of the Lyme Caxton Missal, seen on display at Lyme, Cheshire

Preserved in print 

Find out more about the fascinating Lyme Missal, deemed the most important printed book in the National Trust.

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Wildlife

A robin red breast in the snow at Lyme, Cheshire

All creatures great and small 

There is an abundance of wildlife that call Lyme their home. From the magnificent deer that roam the moor to the robins that flutter from tree to tree in the garden, see who you can spot on your next visit.

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Places to stay

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Get involved

Volunteers put their specialist skills to good use at Lyme, Cheshire

Many hands make Lyme work

There are many ways you can become part of the team at Lyme and help keep this wonderful place ticking along. Fancy joining us?

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Learning

Two young girls studying insects and their reference books on the grass

Learning opportunities 

Little learners will love our facilitated sessions that make history come alive through play. The outdoors at Lyme offers so much for young learners to discover and explore, so find out what's on offer now!