Lyme Park Canals and Railways - Longer Walk
Open to all NWUK / Walx Freedom Passport Holders and Keen Walkers too.
Gears 1 and Hill techniques 09:30-12:30 10.7km 200m climb
This walk is a great way to start your Longer Walks with I'd Rather Be Outdoors
On this walk we make our way out of Lyme Park passing through farmland on the way to the Macclesfield Canal, after a short stretch on the canal we join The Middlewood Way before re-joining the canal towards Higher Poynton we then cross a Railway and pass through more farmland on our return to Lyme Park.
The paths are mixture of tarmac, trail, canal towpath and fields.
(If you do find you are struggling there is the option of calling the shuttle from the entrance kiosk back to the car park, which would shave approx 2km off the route)
Toilets are available at the start, middle and finish.
Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family, and in its heyday a great sporting estate.
The estate is 1400 acres, so offers lots of different walks with stunning views, and we may see some of their famous deer herd and highland cattle too.
Tips to help get the most out of your walk:
1 Suitable clothing and footwear - layers are best
2 A small rucksac
3 Light refreshments (water, fruit juice, etc)
4 Mobile phone is useful for any last minute changes
5 Walk Leaders mobile number
6 Please contact me if you need to hire poles, £1 payable on the day of the walk
Changes due to Covid-19
Dogs - I wouldn't advise bringing dogs on this walk as there are a few awkward stiles around the route.
Symptoms – If you have any symptoms, please cancel your walk well in advance. By attending a walk, you confirm you and anyone in your household are symptom free, or have been tested negative. I will be checking my temperature on the morning of walks so may need to cancel at short notice should I develop symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have been sent a letter telling you to self-isolate we won’t be able to walk with you at the moment. There are Online options to help keep your fitness on track.
First Aid - You will need to bring your own basic First Aid Kit (Platers, Bite and Sting Cream, Suncream etc recommended)
Sanitiser - I’d recommend Hand Sanitiser over gloves but the choice is yours. (There will be some available to purchase on the day, (£2.50 with a handy clip, and greater than 70% Alcohol)
Face Coverings - again the choice is yours, but they may be handy if we unexpectedly find it impossible to Socially Distance. A scarf or neck gaiter forms part of the governments recommended methods)
Stiles & Gates – Although I will try and keep routes to a minimum of stiles and gates, you need to be able to climb stiles unaided.
Equipment – Please bring your own poles where possible. Hired poles will be wiped down with alcohol gel, and all straps will be machine washed after every use. The walk includes a short mobilisation of joints prior to walking and a cool down stretch at the end.
Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice. To see the full policy click HERE