April 18, 2024

Lyme – National Trust

Visited National Trusts Lyme estate on the 20th September. Max and I and the little dog (Tiny)  had a great walk round the estate, just over 5 miles.

Below is an extract from the National Trust website and a few pictures we took.

Glorious house, surrounded by gardens, moorland and deer park

Welcome to Lyme. Nestling on the edge of the Peak District, Lyme was once home to the Legh family and, in its heyday a great sporting estate.The 1,400 acre estate with its medieval herd of red deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.For a more tranquil walk explore the elegant Rose Garden, Ravine Garden or the luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC production of ‘Pride and Prejudice’.Head in to the house to step back in time to the Regency era – a time which saw great rejuvenation for Lyme. Currently the House is operating a one way system with staff and volunteers on hand to share Lyme’s story with you.The Timber Yard Cafe offers delicious hot and cold snacks, and range of cakes whilst the Refreshment Kiosk in the car park offers grab and go drinks and ice creams.You can view online some of the items that Lyme has in its collection. The site catalogues approximately three-quarters of a million National Trust objects with more being added daily.