Lymefield Visitor Centre
Tameside Countryside Ranger Service at Lymefield
The Visitor Centre has displays about the local countryside, seasonal displays about various subjects like wildlife and local history and heritage. The Visitor Centre is also the base for education trips to the area, and a starting point for many of the countryside events.
There are public toilets at the visitor centre (including accessible facilities and baby changing) which are available during opening hours, parking facilities, and full access for all. We sell a range of books and maps, as well as souvenirs and gifts, and the nearby Lymefield Garden Centre cafe provides refreshments.
Visitor Centre Opening Hours
- Telephone to find out if the centre is open on 01457 765780
Close to the Visitor Centre is an educational area with woodland, wildflower meadows, a herb garden and a pond. For the adventurous there is also a maze to get lost in and a wild play area. Nearby is Broad Mills Heritage Site where the industrial heritage and wildlife are managed in harmony.
The Countryside sites are never closed. They are always there for you to enjoy.
Further afield, footpaths lead along the Etherow valley to Great Wood LNR and Werneth Low Country Park beyond. To the south is the impressive sweep of Coombs Rocks and the Peak District National Park, and following the paths across the farmland to the north quickly brings you to the moorland in and around Stalybridge Country Park.
Lymefield Visitor Centre is easy to find, follow the brown tourist signs from the A57 at Mottram in Longdendale (just off the M67), or come by train, we are just a 5 minute walk from Broadbottom rail station on the Manchester to Glossop line.