Lymm Dam

An easy stroll around Lymm’s best-known beauty spot, plus a visit to the historic village centre.

Technical sheet
No. 16073464
A Lymm walk posted on 19/10/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 19/10/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.17mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 46ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 46ft
Highest point Highest point : 148ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 89ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Lymm
Starting point Starting point : N 53.379528° / W 2.487852°
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Description

(D/A) From the front door of the Crown, turn right and walk down the main road towards the centre of Lymm. At the junction with Eagle Brow on the left (signposted “Village Centre” and “Library”), keep straight on along the A56.

(1) After a quarter of a mile, at the start of Lymm Dam and opposite the wrought-iron arch to the Dingle, turn right along a path beside the lake. Follow the Waterside Path for 500 yards or so, always taking the left-hand option at every major junction in order to keep as near the water as possible. When a boardwalk joins from the right, and below a wooden footbridge, bear left below a low mossy cliff and follow the path to cross the Wishing Bridge. After a second footbridge, bear left. The path climbs a little to round an inlet; after this, keep left down some wooden steps to meet a boardwalk that runs right along the edge of the lake. When the boardwalk ends, climb past some worn sandstone rocks by a geological interpretation board. Walk out to the main road and turn left to cross the dam.

(2) At the far end, turn right under the wrought iron arch and follow a surfaced path down The Dingle to emerge by the Lower Dam. Turn right and walk up to Lymm Cross.

(3) Bear left to the canal bridge, but do not cross: turn left along the near bank after the Golden Fleece. Follow the canalside path across the Bridgewater Street aqueduct and skirt a car park, before exiting via Davies Way, passing the library and United Reformed Church to emerge in Brookfield Road.

(4) Turn right then immediately left into Maltmans Road. At the end of the road enter the Ridgway Grundy Memorial Park and walk past the children’s play equipment. Follow the metalled path between two football pitches, then follow the path to the left to emerge opposite the Crown.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 135ft - The Crown
1 : mi 0.3 - alt. 135ft - Lymm Dam
2 : mi 1.25 - alt. 135ft - The Dingle
3 : mi 1.54 - alt. 92ft - Canal
4 : mi 1.79 - alt. 121ft - Brookfield Road
D/A : mi 2.17 - alt. 135ft - The Crown

Useful Information

A few uneven woodland sections and steps, but mostly level and well surfaced and suitable for all-terrain buggies.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The Crown is easy to find on the main A56 and there is plenty of parking available, though we ask that you let us know if you wish to leave your car while you walk.

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