Nelson Pit Visitor Centre

Nelson Pit, Lyme Road, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH

Tel: 01625 504 528

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About Us

Nelson Pit Visitor Centre is one of Poynton's hidden gems and is perfectly situated near to Poynton Marina for a relaxing afternoon.

Built on the site of a former colliery, this bijoux centre features displays about Poynton's mining history, the origins of the Middlewood Way and the local canal network.

Nelson Pit Visitor Centre offers 8 circular walks of varying grades around the local area, which are perfect for a stroll with the family.

The centre also has toilet facilities.

Directions

Road Directions

Turning off Middlewood Way on to Green Land and subsequently Lyme Road or alternatively turning off at Anson Road onto Lyme. 

 

Public Transport Directions

Middlewood Station is in a close vicinity for a 20 minute walk to the location.

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What's Nearby

  1. Nelson Pit Walk 1

    This short walk follows the canal towpath and The Middlewood Way, giving an insight into...

    0.03 miles away
  2. Nelson Pit Walk 3

    One of a series of walks from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre. One of the main features of...

    0.03 miles away
  3. Nelson Pit Walk 5

    One of a series of walks from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre. The route through Poynton...

    0.03 miles away
  1. Nelson Pit Walk 9

    The first part of two walks making the Middlewood Challenge, a 20-mile walk in the figure...

    0.03 miles away
  2. Nelson Pit Walk 8

    A pleasant ramble on the Middlewood Way, across fields and along the towpath of the...

    0.03 miles away
  3. Nelson Pit Walk 6

    The route follows the Macclesfield Canal north and then along wide country tracks before...

    0.03 miles away
  4. Nelson Pit Walk 2

    This walk visits the estate of Lyme Park where red deer may be spotted alongside the...

    0.03 miles away
  5. Nelson Pit Walk 7

    The route climbs over 1300 feet from Nelson Pit to Bowstones, and is partly strenuous....

    0.03 miles away
  6. Nelson Pit Walk 4

    This is one of a series of walks from the Nelson Pit Visitor Centre. This is a flat walk...

    0.03 miles away
  7. Nelson Pit Walk 10

    The second part of two walks making the Middlewood Challenge, a 20-mile walk in the...

    0.03 miles away
  8. Anson Engine Museum

    Recognised as one of the country’s leading specialist museums. Fuelled by enthusiasm and...

    0.36 miles away
  9. Walks for All - Middlewood Way

    The Middlewood Way is a 16km (10 mile) linear route following the former Macclesfield,...

    0.66 miles away
  10. Jacksons' Brickworks Nature Reserve

    Jacksons’ Brickworks in Higher Poynton is a special place, reclaimed by nature after its...

    0.66 miles away
  11. Middlewood Way

    The Middlewood Way is a 16km (10 mile) linear country park following the former...

    0.73 miles away
  12. Lyme

    For a tranquil walk explore the Edwardian rose garden, ravine garden or luxurious...

    1.27 miles away
  13. Poynton Park

    A picturesque park with a pool, ancient trees and wildlife, including great crested...

    1.36 miles away
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