259 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 13 miles
Bike suitability - Mountain Bike,Hybrid (off road tyres)
Route rating
4.5 stars
(37 reviews)
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Starting point

Rose Hill Railway Station
Greater Manchester

Rose Hill Railway Station

An easy start along the Middlewood Way before a short (and steep) climb up to the boundary of Lyme. Then a gentler (but longer) climb into the heart of the park before a welcome break for tea and cake at the café. Then the mile long Greenway, a wonderful grassy descent high above the main driveaway, look for the red deer that make this park their home. A quiet lane to Disley and and then a beautiful canal side path all the way back to Marple.

Lyme is a glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate. Step back in time to the Edwardian era - Lyme's 'Golden Era'. The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red and fallow deer offers stunning views. Explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

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