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Disley, Stockport, SK12 2NR
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The 1,300 acre estate with its medieval herd of red and fallow deer offers fantastic walks and stunning views.
For a more tranquil walk explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennett in the BBC production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Children can let off steam in Crow Wood Playscape with its giant slide, badger den and rope walks, whilst the nearby Timber Yard Coffee Shop offers delicious hot and cold snacks, soups and range of cakes.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
In Manchester we're a bit spoilt for National Trust properties (Quarry Bank Mill, Dunham Massey etc) and every so often we like to hop in the car and go to Lyme Park (famous for featuring in the film Pride and Prejudice).
We went to run off a bit of steam and get a dose of fresh air and exercise. We headed straight for Crow Wood. It's a lovely area with a variety of trees, a babbling stream, lots of fallen logs and half collapsed walls. It's a great place for imaginative and nature loving kids to explore, plus it's close enough to the Timer Yard Cafe to nip in for a hot drink when you get a bit too cold.
There is so much to do at Lyme Park and acres of woodland and deer park to explore, not to mention the famous house and gardens, I've yet to spot Mr Darcy though, shame.
You can read more about our visit to Lyme Park on my blog http://hodgepodgedays.co.uk/days-out-2/lyme-park/
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