Disley Circular - Saturday 8th April 2017

On a warm sunny Saturday eight of our members set off to walk a 5 mile circular ramble around Disley. Leaving the White Horse Inn we took the path through the church yard to the first part of the walk which was to take to the top of the Bowstones. The path climbs steadily along the edge of the Peak District and although the track is difficult in sections the route is not too demanding. The final leg to the top is on tarmacked road and although the road rises steeply it is only for a short distance and once on the summit we were able to enjoy excellent views across Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Of course we could not walk up to the Bowstones without stopping to look at these 10th Century Anglican crosses with their interlaced carvings and lettering.

After a coffee break we then made the descent down from the ridge and into Lyme Park. The route takes you through woodlands and parkland until eventually you reach the Hall in the centre of the park. From here we set course for the East Gate which takes you up the hill past the Cage and the Deer Sacntuary and onto the appropriately named Mudlane which returned us back onto the pathway to Disley. The walk took us around 4 hours complete but it was a warm sunny day and the excellent scenery and wildlife to see on the route made it all the more enjoyable.

An enjoyable lunch in the White Horse followed the end of the walk.

White Horse Disley


White Horse Disley

On the road to the Bowstones

Reservoir on edge of Lyme Park

Drinks break

The 'Bowstones'

The Peak District from Bowstones Ridge

'TheAngel' of Lyme Park

Woodland in Lyme Park

Driveway to the Hall

On the road past the Cage

Red Deer in the sanctuary at Lyme Park







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