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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.

Macclesfield Canal
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.


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