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Wide image of the moorland at Lyme. A building called 'the cage' sits at the top of the hill with visitors walking to it.
The Cage at Lyme, Cheshire | © ©National Trust Images/James Dobson
Cheshire & Greater Manchester

A walk to The Cage

If you're looking for short walk with a big payoff, a walk to The Cage is essential on your visit to Lyme. Walk up the steep but short hill for views of the Manchester skyline, Peak District and deer sanctuary.

Help us to protect nature at Lyme between April and July

Spring and early summer is a time when birds travel near and far to nest at Lyme and deer and highland cows are calving. Help us to protect the wildlife who call Lyme home around The Cage by walking on to paths and keeping your dog on a lead in this area.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

At the refreshment kiosk in main car park

Step 1

Start at the refreshment kiosk, looking up towards the house.

Step 2

Turn left onto the grass and walk up the hill, following the footpath to the right and continue walking towards the Cage. Once you reach the Cage, stop to take a breath and enjoy the views. To the left, you can see across to the centre of Manchester and to your right, the Peak District National Park.

Step 3

Continue to wander down the hill from the house and Cage

Step 4

You will reach a waymarker where there is a sharp turn to the left. Follow this path as it takes you down Green Drive, a historic grassy avenue lined by trees that will lead you back to the house.

End point

Finish at the entrance to the house at Lyme

Trail map

A map showing the route to The Cage at Lyme in Cheshire
A map showing the route to The Cage at Lyme in Cheshire | © Countryscape

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