Important notice -

Please be advised that Crow Wood is closed for maintenance. It will reopen ASAP. Please look out for updates. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please note: the play scape is open.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park


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!

Upcoming events

Mums and Kids Golf

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme! Mums and kids - do you fancy some fun together and learning a new sport?

The Art of Lauren Child: Adventures with Charlie and Lola and friends.

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Explore the garden at Lyme with an activity trail featuring Lauren Child's famous characters.

Summer of Sport - Archery

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme! We need archers at the ready!

Get Sporty

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Come along and get involved with a summer of sport.

Summer of Sport - Orienteering

Thu 25 Aug 2016
Join us for a Summer of Sport at Lyme! Put your map reading skills to the test and navigate your way across the park.

Pemberley Walk

Sat 27 Aug 2016
Spend 90 minutes discovering the Lyme filming locations in the BBC's 'Pride and Prejudice' including Darcy's famous pond.


A proud stag in summer 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.



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.


Eating and shopping

A delicious scone at Lyme, Cheshire

Delicious treats and warming drinks 

After a long winter's walk, there's nothing better than a warming drink and a delicious treat. If you are after somthing more substantial, enjoy a delicious meal made with seasonal foods.


Places to stay


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?



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!