Lovely walk from Ladybrook Valley to Lockgate Farm along Macclesfield Canal.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) This walk begins in Ladybrook Valley car park in Middlewood. Take the footpath to Macclesfield Canal and turn right. Continue down the canal until reaching Lyme View Marina.
(1) Turn left across the bridge and head on towards Lockgate Farm.
(2) Turn left at Lockgate Farm and head diagonally up across the field towards the stile. Redacre Hall Farm is on the left. Turn right at the stile onto Simpson Lane and then turn left at Shrigley Road.
(3) At a left bend in the road take the footpath straight ahead towards West Parkgate. Continue up the hill and turn left along the track towards Green Farm.
(4) Turn right at Green Farm and take the steep footpath up the hill into Lyme Park and then on towards Platt Wood Farm.
(5) Turn left down the track towards Platt Wood Farm and then follow the track on the right back towards the canal.
(6) Cross the canal and follow the footpath back to the start of the route.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 492ft - Ladybrook Valley
1 : mi 2.61 - alt. 522ft - Bridge
2 : mi 2.99 - alt. 594ft - Lockgate Farm
3 : mi 3.61 - alt. 636ft - Left bend
4 : mi 4.2 - alt. 686ft - Green Farm
5 : mi 4.58 - alt. 778ft - Track towards Platt Wood Farm
6 : mi 5.99 - alt. 525ft - Canal
D/A : mi 6.37 - alt. 492ft - Ladybrook Valley
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Sample both the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals, returning via Disley Golf Course.
Lyme Park is administered by the National Trust. The grounds are free to enter on foot, but a fee must be paid to enter the house.
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