Cheshire                                                                            National Trust – Lyme Park

30th August 2015                                                                           All photos by Hetty

Map of walk  6.3 miles, 3hr 50 min

First we went for a walk around the periphery of the estate, which still has a deer park.

Former estate workshops

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We passed the stables and big house – the largest in Cheshire

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We walked out to The Cage –  originally for Elizabethan ladies to view the hunt, and for banquets afterwards, it was re-built in 1737 and resembles the White Tower of the Tower of London

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The estate nearly reaches to the edge of Greater Manchester


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We had to climb several ladder stiles

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A folly called the lantern can be seen from the house, and when we visited there were lights in the windows that were activated by a drum in the garden

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Saxon stones, and heather on the hill

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Mr H washes muddy boots in the brookS1059124 copy


The entrance to the hall

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Which is built around a courtyard

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Edwardian ladiesS1059136 copy

The old house looked like this

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Looking down on the Dutch garden

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Reflection Lake

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The orangery

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