Church rambling group from St Paul's Church, Heaton Moor, Stockport. Meet second Saturday in the month except January. Anybody is welcome to join our group. Contact details posted in church or go to church website: http:http://www.stpaulsheatonmoor.org.uk/walking-group/
Monday, 10 March 2014
Lyme Park - Saturday 8th March 2014
Outside the Miners Arms
Another good turn out
and eleven of our group assembled at the Miners Arms in Adlington to tackle a
five mile ramble through Lyme Park. The first part of the route was up to the
cottage which was perhaps the most demanding section of the walk for the last
mile is uphill all the way followed by, what seemed to be, a long steep section
up to the cottage. Reaching the top you are rewarded with fine views across the
Park, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. It was here, in the shelter of the
building, we stopped for a coffee break and to recover our breath!
The lake in Lyme Park used for location shots in Pride and Prejudice
From this point we
walked through the Park, passing the lake used for the famous scene in Pride
and Prejudice where Mr Darcy, played by Colin Firth, dives fully clothed into
the water and emerges in a very wet shirt to shock Miss Elizabeth and secure
international stardom! Fans of the series still visit the site today although
it is now nearly twenty years since filming took place.
This path leads us to Lyme Hall from where we followed the
road into Higher Poynton to join the Macclesfield Canal towpath and walk the
return leg back to the Miners Arms. Here twelve of us sat down to lunch and
enjoyed an excellent meal which rounded off a very pleasant walk. We would like
to thank Brian & Millie for organising and leading us on this ramble.