Lymm - A village that inspires love and affection in so many ways...

PUBLISHED: 17:08 07 February 2011 | UPDATED: 20:37 20 February 2013

Lymm - A village that inspires love and affection in so many ways...

Lymm - A village that inspires love and affection in so many ways...

Find inspiration for romance by walking along the waterways of Lymm, perhaps enjoying a leisurely lunch in a lovely pub and taking in the sights of this picturesque Cheshire Village.

Find inspiration for romance by walking along the waterways of Lymm, perhaps enjoying a leisurely lunch in a lovely pub and taking in the sights of this picturesque Cheshire Village.


In the 1770s, even before the Manchester Ship Canal which opened in 1894, Lymm became a key location in the industrial landscape. The Duke of Bridgewater needed to transport coal from the north in Worsley in 1759.The plans for this split the village in two but nowadays the Bridgewater canal with its pretty narrow boats provides a picturesque backcloth to village life.

The love trail
If you're the outdoor type then Lymm is a lovely place to walk, cycle or just stroll. You can blow away the cobwebs on the trail which is part of the Transpennine Trail, a coast to coast walk from Southport to Hull, created when the old London and North Western railway track of 1853 was eventually closed down. There's the old railway hotel and a Heritage Trail too which explains the area's rise to importance in the Industrial Revolution.

A cross to bear
A magical place and the centre of Lymm's picturesque village is The Cross which is based on ancient steps carved out of the natural red stone and worn with age. It is supported by four stone pillars which some believe date back to the 14th century and is likely to be where everyone hung out and then threw stuff at people in the stocks.

Damn beautiful
While not a nature reserve, Lymm dam is where visitors can retreat for a spot of angling, riding, or just soaking up the tranquillity of the pretty surroundings. This tree-lined lake of outstanding natural beauty was created in the early 1800s and for the past two years has been awarded green flag status.

Tee anyone?
Lymm golf club was created in the 1890s by Mr Alfred Watkin a businessman who commuted into Manchester with the advent of the railway and who persuaded his fellow travellers that a golf course was an excellent idea.

Lymm information

Most noted for:
Being an early player in the Industrial revolution with the creation of the Bridgewater canal

Grand designs
Lymm Baptist Church was founded in 1850, but its roots are to be found 100 years earlier at Millington, about four miles away, where a group of Baptists had been worshipping together at least 12 years earlier, perhaps in a farmhouse nearby.

While youre here
Check out Lymm Festival in June and July

But try not to...
Compete for a pint with the local rugby players - the team started out life as a drinking club

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