We followed a circular route utilising part of the Middlewood Way which was originally the Macclesfield to Marple railway which was open from 1869 to 1970. We walked through two woods (Elmerhurst and Crow) leading to the National Trust owned Lyme Park. A short refreshment break was taken in the grounds before completing the circuit to have lunch at the Boars Head pub where the pies are to be recommended.
|Nelson Pit Start Point|
|Along Macclesfield Canal|
|Crossing canal to enter Lyme Park|
|No muddy paths here|
|We begin our way home|
|Boars Head - waiting for the pies to come!|