Total steps: 9
Total steps: 9
The car park at Lyme
Facing the car park with the Information Centre behind you, follow the tarmac road around the outside of the car park until you reach the cattle grid. Don't cross the cattle grid, but instead bear to the left.
Go through the gate and follow the stony track (Gritstone Trail) with the woodland on the left and Drinkwater Meadow on your right. Follow the track until you reach a gate in the wall into Knightslow Wood.
Head through the gate and continue ahead. As you continue along the path, look to your left for a wonderful view of the south front of the house with the Cage in the background.
Continue along until you reach a gate ahead. Go through the gate onto the moor and turn left, then follow the path with the wall on your left.
After a few hundred yards, turn left through the first gate you pass.
Follow the footpath down through the wood until you reach a gate on your right that takes you in to Calves Croft. This will bring you out at the top of Lime Avenue with wonderful views down to the house. Please note that in this area, we ask visitors to stick to footpaths and that dogs remain on leads due to sensitive wildlife living in this area.
Head down Lime Avenue and you will find the ponds on the left.
Head to the bottom of Lime Avenue until you reach the fence to the garden. Turn right and follow the footpath around the perimeter of the garden until you reach Hampers Bridge. Cross the bridge and go through a gate into Turfhouse Meadow before turning left.
Go through the next gate and follow the lane to a T-junction at which you turn left, passing the front of the old stable block. Continue downhill past the house to return to the car park, or alternatively go for a closer look at the gardens or house.
The car park
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With 1,400 acres of rugged moorland, ancient woodlands and formal gardens to explore, Lyme is a great day out for you and your pooch. Find out where your dog can go and the facilities available. Lyme is a two pawprint rated place.