2.8 of 5 (57 votes)

Disley to Lyme Park circular walk

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Cheshire, England, about 8.70km (5.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 189m (620ft)
Descent 180m (590ft)
Max. Elevation 400m (1312ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 369m (1210ft)
Start & End
Distance 8.70km
Duration ~3:00h
Created by Bat123cat on 16 Sep 2012
This is a very pleasant and easy walk. There is a climb upto the Bowstones but it is mostly downhill and level after that. It should be an easy 3 -4 hours outing.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SJ972846
Start at Disley Station. Head along Market Street, then turn right down towards Bentside.
OS Grid SJ973842
Turn left onto Green Lane and there is a sign for the Gritstone Trail shortly afterwards.
About 0.37 km (~0.23 miles) from
OS Grid SJ979832
Keep on the Gritstone Trail.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SJ975830
Shortly after turning right, turn left to head south/southeast, still on the Gritstone Trail.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid SJ980821
Keep heading south to Cock Knoll. Pop into the nearby Moorside Grange Hotel if you fancy a mid-walk drink.
About 0.97 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SJ973813
At Bowstonegate, leave the track and take the path across Park Moor, which is National Trust land.
About 1.15 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SJ963817
Follow the track through the woods.
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SJ964825
Join the North Cheshire Way towards Coalbit Clough.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SJ965832
Head over Coalbit Clough, heading north.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SJ972845
Keep heading north, then retrace your steps back into Disley.
About 1.43 km (~0.89 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

02 May 2015
Green Lanes

Thanks for the feedback Andy. I have corrected the note about turning right not left. I haven't done this walk, but the Green Lane might not be signposted as green lanes are a type of footpath, so it might mean that rather than a named street. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_lane_%28road%29 We divide our walks into linear and circular, in that linear start and finish at different points, while circular take you back to the same starting point. So circular walks can, by our definition, include a bit of backtracking.

02 May 2015

I'd firstly like to say these directions were completely useless. Green Lane for one is not signposted you have to guess and cross a field to the first sign for gritstone trail in which this says turn right. When you should actually be going left. We managed to figure it out but you completely miss boasting. And it's not a circular if you have to 'retrace' your steps. Don't use this guide it's a complete waste of time

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