Lyme Park

We put aside the chores this morning in favour of enjoying the sunshine, as we still hadn’t seen the magnificent views from the top of the cage at Lyme Park

We chose a longer route than usual going through Ryles wood towards the main park gate on the A6.

We gained a bit of relief from the steady incline by turning around to gaze at the view, looking towards Bollinghurst reservoir.

The Cage was built as a hunting lodge and banqueting hall in the 16th century. It later became a prison for poachers. We weren’t able to look inside.

We couldn’t help but turn back for another look at the cage as we continued onwards towards the house.

The house was closed for the winter and there were a number of vans parked outside so no photos of the great house yet, but I believe it was used in the filming of the BBC’s production of Pride and Prejudice.

The cafe was open and the  NT knows how to make good soup so we had an early lunch before our final decent back home