Walking

Walking trail

A Walk to the Lantern

Walking trail

You'll be rewarded with glorious views on this walk to a lesser visited areas of the park. You may also be able to see Lyme's Red Deer, who often spend their time in the east of the park.

Lantern wood in glorious autumn at Lyme, Cheshire

Map

Lantern walk route map at Lyme

Start:

Main car park

1

From the main car park, follow the sloping path at the side of the Information Centre that takes you up towards the house.

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The north Front of the house at Lyme, covered in snow

2

With the house to your right, head along the tarmac road that leads up hill to the left. You will pass The Stables before coming to a gateway on your right hand side. Go through this gate, with The Stables on your right and the old Nursery Garden on your left.

3

Continue along the track and through the next gate into Turfhouse Meadow. Keep going along the track with the gardens on your right.

Footpath that takes you to Turhouse Meadow at Lyme, Cheshire

4

Continue on this track until you reach a gate and stile. Climb over the stile on to the moor and head straight up the hill, following the wall. Keeping Lantern Wood to your left, you'll pass a deer leap in the wall, before arriving at another stile. Climb this stile and make your way along the path through the woodland.

5

Wander through the magnificent woodland. Eventually you will stumble across The Lantern (downhill on your left). Take some time to explore around The Lantern and take in the views down toward the house.

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View of Greater Manchester from the Lantern at Lyme, Chehsire

6

Once you've finished exploring around The Lantern, continue along the same path through to the other side of Lantern Wood. Climb over the stile onto Caters Slack. If weather permits, take in the far reaching views.

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View of Manchester and the Cage from Lyme, Cheshire

7

The path through Caters Slack bears down to the left. Walk along here until you reach the final stile.

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Large red deer stag on the moor with heather clad hills in background at Lyme, Cheshire

8

After climbing over the last stile, make your way to the road ahead. On the right is Lyme’s deer sanctuary, and if you are lucky you may be able to spot some of our medieval herd. At the road turn left. Follow it past The Stables, down the hill past the house and back to your starting point in the main car park.

End:

Main car park

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A Walk to the Lantern

How to get here

Address
Main Car Park, Lyme, Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR
By train

Disley train station ½ mile from entrance to the park. Walk starting point by main car park, one mile from park entrance.

By road

Entrance on A6 only. Parking: 200 yards from house. SatNav: SK12 2NR

By foot

Northern end of Gritstone Trail. The main entrance is via the A6. The House & Garden is one mile from main gate. A courtesy vehicle is available from the admissions kiosk each day 10am – 4.30pm. Oct – Feb, weekends only.

By bus

Frequent bus services to entrance from Stockport and Buxton. Main car park and house one mile from park entrance.

By bicycle

Cycle route information

A Walk to the Lantern

Facilities and access

  • Car Park
  • Timber Yard Cafe and Shop