Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Elmerhurst Woods and Lyme Park

The group started the walk from the Nelson Pit Visitor centre car park. The miners here used to work 400 feet underground for the princely sum of £1.95 for a 5 1/2 day week! We walked a short distance along the Macclesfield Canal which had been used to ferry the coal by barges pulled by 14 horses. 

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

Elmerhurst Woods

Lyme Park

We begin our way home


Boars Head - waiting for the pies to come!


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