Sunday Days Out #2: Lyme Park

June 18, 2010

Over the coming months FOWS will be suggesting day out ideas to make the most of the brand new Sunday service and today we feature Lyme Park – the spectacular stately home and park near Disley (south of Stockport).

Disley station is close to the estate entrance: you can walk back along the  (busy) A6 toward Stockport for about 0.5 mile to the main entrance or – for a more interesting and scenic approach – follow the way-marked Gritstone Trail footpath for about 1.5 through moorland and woods to reach Lyme Park house.

The house is of course famous for its beautiful historic interior and spectacular gardens, but the wider estate is also criss-crossed by open-access public footpaths which lead over moorland and woods. There is a cafe and shop within the house, or a selection of pubs in Disley for refreshments.

Suggested trains: leaving Walkden on the 9.37 to Manchester you can change at Salford Crescent for the 10.11 to Piccadilly, and take the 1052 from Piccadilly to Disley arriving 11.22.

There is an hourly service between Disley and Manchester Piccadilly. The 16.53 from Disley gets back to Manchester in good time for the 18.12 from Victoria back to Walkden (change at Stockport and Salford Crescent, or walk/tram between Piccadilly and Victoria).

Please check the National Rail Journey Planner for any changes to the  train service  on the date you plan to travel.

Costs: Off-peak adult return is £6.50 as Disley is one station beyond the GMPTE Rail Ranger (£4 All Day) boundary at Middlewood.

The public footpaths across the Lyme Park estate are free to use but entry to the house and gardens costs £9 (adult) or £22 (family). Cheaper house-only and garden-only tickets are available. Entrance is free to National Trust members.

If you have any suggestions for days out using the new Sunday service, please drop us a line at friends@walkdenstation.org.uk

Disclaimer: The information given is correct to the best of our knowledge but we cannot be responsible for any errors, changes, or consequences thereof. Please check all times, opening hours, and prices with the relevant providers before travelling.


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