By Matthew 20/10/2017 20:03:07

Landmarks of Lymm

A Picturesque Village in Cheshire

The designated conservation area of Lymm Village centre features several historical buildings and landmarks. Amongst these are Lymm Town Hall, Oughtrington Hall and Lodge, Foxley Hall, St Peter's and St Mary's Church, the row of shops alongside The Cross and the Cottages on The Square by the Bridgewater Canal.

Walk the trail

The Lymm Heritage Trail is a 3.5 mile self-guided route which features the natural heritage of the village such as Lymm Dam and Lymm Village centre. With level surfaced paths and signposts all the way the Trail allows for all users be it families, cyclists, pushchairs or wheelchairs. Some parts are also accessible to horse riders. Look out for wild flowers such as foxgloves, teasels and ox-eye daisies along with various forms of wildlife. Lymm also benefits from access to the Trans Pennine Trail. The mainly traffic free trail is a key part of the National Cycle Network in England and spans from Southport right across to Homsea on the East coast. Made up of a combination of existing walkways, the Trans Pennine Trail follows riverbank paths, canal towpaths and disused railway lines. The Trail through Lymm runs alongside the Bridgewater Canal providing picturesque views of a cross section of the areas countryside and cultural heritage.

Lymm Dam

Another distinctive landmark of Lymm Village is The Dam. The picturesque lake is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and meadows providing an area of great beauty and tranquillity to the Village. The lake's history gives it its unique character. Rich with wildlife and outstanding natural beauty, the nature reserve is a favourite for visitors to enjoy and take in the beautiful surroundings. Whether its horse riding, bird watching, walking or fishing you're in to, Lymm Dam makes a great place for a day out. The Bridgewater Canal, Trans Pennine Trail, Mersey Valley Timberland Trail and several other countryside footpaths are easily accessible from the Dam so you're bound to find a walk to suit your preference. More information is available on Lymm Dam.

We are a shadow

Arguably the most recognisable landmark, Lymm Cross is a sandstone Grade I listed structure featured in the village centre. Positioned on top of the ancient steps The Cross is carved out of natural red stone and worn with age adding a historical feel to the scenic village.

Past industry of Lymm

The historic Slitten Mill and Gorge was originally used for steel (nail) production and transportation, later giving way to the cutting of steel bands for the cooperage at Thelwall. Today it makes a beautiful Victoria Beauty spot. The remains here are the best surviving example of a slitting mill in the country.

A wood On your doorstep

Spud Wood is a beautiful 42.69 acre woodland site in Lymm which was purchased from the Cheshire County Council in 1997. Situated with Oughtrington Lane to the West and Burford Lane in the East, the woods runs alongside the Bridgewater Canal. As part of the Woodland Trusts Millennium project "Woods On Your Doorstep" (WOYD), Spud wood was named and planted by the local community. Featuring fantastic views down the Bridgewater Canal and of St Peter's Church the mainly broadleaved woodland is well worth exploring. Enjoy a canal side walk from Spud Wood to Lymm Village centre before returning on part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Water tower

A Grade II-listed Victorian water tower, with expansive views over the rolling green Cheshire countryside. Not only has the home been voted the "the best-lit house in Britain" and been shortlisted for a Riba award, it has also now been valued at a market price that far exceeds what was spent on it. Lymm Water Tower has been valued at £1.75m by a local agent, says the owner.

Landmarks in Lymm