Disley is an attractive village in the north east corner of Cheshire, a stone’s throw away from the Peak District National Park. The village makes a great base for walkers looking for a full day out, with numerous routes to choose from and iconic scenes from the Pride and Prejudice to see.
Disley lies between the Cheshire Plains and the lower slopes of the Pennines and the Peak District. One of its most popular walks is the Gritstone Trail, a 35-mile walk that starts in Disley and encompasses rocky outcrops, wild moorland, impressive peaks and breath-taking scenery. On a clear day, the Welsh mountains and Liverpool’s cathedral can be seen across the Cheshire Plains. One of our favourite routes however, takes you to the Bowstones, a pair of ancient Anglian cross shafts, and the Cage, a 16th century hunting lodge, before exploring the wonderful setting of the National Trust estate.
Lyme Park is a haven for all literary lovers as the superb estate featured in the BBC’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice as the north facade of Pemberley, Mr Darcy’s country estate. Visitors can round off the day by heading to one of Disley’s inviting pubs or excellent restaurants for a well-deserved treat.
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