Good health, hobbies and social: a new life in Lymm

Where you choose to live in retirement is an important decision.

What lifestyle can an active retiree expect from life in Lymm? Perhaps you are involved with grandchildren, have a favourite sport or hobby and enjoy taking part in community activities. And if you want to work after retirement – how practical would that be?

Age UK research says that 81% of us value leisure activities and hobbies in later life.

Before moving to a new area, we need to understand how easy it is to rebuild our network of friends and access to essential services.


  • Is easily accessible by road, rail and air from anywhere in the country
  • Has an established, active community, and
  • From summer 2017 will even have its own Heritage Centre.

Lymm’s active community

  1. Excitement is building in the village. Lymm Heritage Centre has announced that construction is on track for a planned opening in summer 2017. Volunteers are warmly welcomed to get involved which is justifiably a great source of pride for the people who have made the project possible. Keep up to date on the website or Facebook page.
  2. The Peace Centre in Warrington (founded by Colin and Wendy Parry) promotes conflict resolution and peace-building across the world as a legacy to the lives lost in the 1993 Warrington bombing. Volunteering at The Foundation for Peace offers something unique while building friendships and learning new skills. Read about other volunteers’ experiences on the Foundation for Peace
  3. Next time you’re in Lymm, call in to the Library in Davies Way to find out what’s going on in the community.

Walking group

If you enjoy walking, have you tried it Nordic style? Walking with Nordic poles helps improve posture and cardiovascular health while enjoying the outdoors with like-minded people. After an induction with a qualified Nordic walking instructor, you can join a Nordic group anywhere in the UK. The nearest groups to Lymm are at Dunham Massey and Moore Nature Reserve. Pop in your postcode and search for walks in Lymm. Then choose your favourite type of walk – from one hour beach walks to walking weekend breaks.

“We are what we eat”

A healthy diet, exercise, sleep and relaxation will improve our quality of life.

Thanks to local specialist butchers and farm shops in the area, healthy food is easily available to buy.

Perhaps you have decided to ‘go organic’ and if so you’re not alone. There has been a 5% rise in organic food sales in the UK over the last year.

Genuine organic foods are grown without chemicals, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) or artificially produced pesticides. To qualify as organic, a farmer or producer must meet and maintain certain standards by an official certification body such as the Soil Association.

Local farm shops

Three miles from Lymm village centre you’ll find Abbey Leys Farm in Peacock Lane, High Legh. The shop at this family farm is open every day. They supply farmers’ markets all over Cheshire with organic eggs and potatoes (all Soil Association certified). Try the produce and notice the difference in taste.

The Lambing Shed is the Mitchell Family’s farm shop, café and delicatessen in Knutsford. Here you can buy fine food and drink such as genuine Cheshire Cheese and home-reared beef and lamb along with a huge range of produce from local suppliers. Choose a freshly prepared meal to cook at home, ideal if you run out of time to treat yourself in the cafe. The Lambing Shed is a member of FARMA (the national farmers retail and markets association) and the Guild of Fine Food.

When viewing a property, we seek the comfort of learning about others who have gone through a similar experience. It’s important there are people to answer your questions and be certain of making the right decision. Come and talk to us about life in the Lymm community. We’re happy to answer all your questions.

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