Crisp winter days at Lyme

Winter walks at Lyme can be the most rewarding for avid photographers and intrepid explorers. Wrap up warm, don't forget a flask of your favourite hot drink and venture in to the great outdoors.

Walk this way

Take yourself off the beaten track and search the grounds for evidence of the wide variety of wildlife that calls Lyme home, from majestic red deer down to tiny birds. We have a range of downloadable walks available to help you discover some of Lyme's most spectacular views.

The park is open 8am-6pm during the winter months*, perfect for those early morning walks followed by a hearty breakfast at the Timber Yard Café, which is open every from 10am.

*Park closes at 5pm Monday 23-Tuesday 31 December. The estate is closed Christmas Day.

The Garden in Winter

Visit the gardens at Lyme for a gentle stroll and expansive views of the woods and moorlands. The rhododendron walk and Killtime ravine will be sporting evergreen displays of foliage, and for a quick escape from chill winds or sudden rain, head to the orangery to enjoy a peaceful oasis of tropical planting. The garden is open every day from 10.30am-3pm (last entry 2.30pm).

Crow Wood Playscape

Lyme's adventure playground is open every day 8am-6pm for family fun. Brave the giant slide, explore the badger dens, or go on a mini-adventure down the toddler trail.

Days out at Lyme