354 Elmerhurst Wood

With its historic herd of Red Deer and stately mansion, Lyme Park is everyone's favourite. But though we've been there countless times, somehow we missed Elmerhurst Wood. The approach over the fields from Higher Poynton is delightful, then a path leads through the trees above a winding brook. Like most woodland this is at its best in Spring and, despite the crowds at the hall, we had it all to ourselves.

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START: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, two miles east of Poynton, toilets
Grid ref: SJ945833 Postcode: SK121TH
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer OL- Dark Peak, or Wilmslow & Macclesfield
REFRESHMENTS: Lyme Park, Trading Post, Boar's Head & Coffee Tavern
EN ROUTE: Macclesfield Canal, Ladybrook, Bluebells, Red Deer

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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