Area: Merseyside

Category Sefton
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The Category Sefton is a subset of Merseyside.

Category Wirral
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The Category Wirral is a subset of Merseyside.

Category Sefton
Size (acreage)1250
Type of Website
Overview

'The Reserve has a network of around 8 miles of footpaths marked by colour – banded posts ... The Woodland and Fisherman’s Path are also accessible by bike, pushchairs and wheelchairs. '

Description from

Natural England

See also

Formby [National Trust]

Category Liverpool
Size (acreage)110
Type of Website
Overview

'Anfield is a mid-19th-century cemetery laid out by Edward Kemp. The site covers approximately 44 hectares. Elements include axial and circular paths, two chapels and a gothic style catacomb.'

Description from

Parks and Gardens UK

See also

Anfield Cemetery (City of Liverpool Cemetery) [Wikipedia] | Anfield Cemetery [Historic England]

Category Knowsley
Type of Website
Overview

'The traditional parkland known as Court Hey Park is one of Knowsley's best-kept secrets. Its 14 hectares provide one of the best collections of mature trees seen anywhere in the Borough with landscaped areas of wildflower planting. The National Wildflower Centre, founded by Landlife opened at Court Hey Park in 2000. The centre, one of only two of its kind in the world, helps to promote the creation and conservation of wildflower landscapes.

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Friends of Court Hey Park

Category Wirral
Size (acreage)26
Type of Website
Overview

'Rapid growth in Birkenhead's population made it necessary for the provision of a municipal cemetery ... The site chosen was Flaybrick Hill, a prominent location outside of Birkenhead overlooked by Bidston Hill. 16.5 acres were purchased but this was extended to 26 acres in the 1890s.'

'The Gardens are open every day until 6pm, for pedestrian access only. Visitors are welcome to use the ajacent Tam O'Shanter complex for car parking, Cafeteria and toilet facilities. Guided walks and other event details may be found on the notice board by the main gates. Copies of the leaflet, self guide trails and further information are available from the Ranger's Office at Tam O Shanter Farm.'

Category Sefton
Type of Website
Overview

'Freshfield Ramblers is a walking group for adults of all ages. A modest minimum level of physical ability is required: you should be able to walk 8 miles or so at a reasonable pace, over occasionally rough terrain carrying a day pack, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.'

Category Wirral
Type of Website
Overview

'For people who like outside activities, principally in the mountains. These activities include mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing and snow and ice climbing when available. Members also go mountain biking and coast walking. We are a Wirral based club, despite the Welsh name ... The Club owns a hut in Capel Curig (close to the Gwydyr forest) and also a self-catering cottage. Members pay an annual membership fee, which includes use of the club hut and discounts on bookings for our cottage as well as discounts for local mountaineering shops.'

Category Wirral
Type of Website
Overview

'The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to 5 hours out of every 12 hours. When planning your journey you must find out the time of high water and allow sufficient time to complete your visit to the islands and your return journey to West Kirby safely. It is possible to visit the islands over high water, in which case allow for a stay of at least 5 hours whilst the tide is in, or alternatively, you can walk there and back over one low water period.'

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The Friends of Hilbre

Category Knowsley
Type of Website
Overview

'Knowsley has four borough parks and 17 local parks and natural spaces.'

Description from

Knowsley Council

Category Liverpool
Type of Walk
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Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Sefton
Type of Website
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'Maghull Rambling Club, formed in 1976, is a friendly, informal organisation which aims to provide country walks for people who either wish to start a new pastime, or who are already experienced in hill and mountain walking.'

Category Liverpool
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'Each weekend we have a programme of walks to suit all ages, levels and abilities. From beginners to more experienced walkers you can try some of our walks and find your own level ... Our Sunday walks take in the Lake District, North Wales, the Peak District and the Yorkshire Dales to name just a few. Don’t worry about transport, we arrange a coach to pick-up and drop-off at convenient locations. Saturday walks are more of a ‘ramble around the locality’ and walkers normally share transport. Once a month there is also a longer trip by coach.'

Category Merseyside
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Merseyside
Overview

'Whether it's 20 minutes or 2 hours, walking can improve your mood, clear your head and help with mental wellbeing. Take a leisurely stroll or set off on a power walk to raise your heart rate. And if you live a bit too far to walk to and from work, you could always walk to the nearest bus or train station – it’s an easy way to build walking into your day-to-day journeys.'

Category Merseyside
Type of Walk
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Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category Sefton
Type of Website
Overview

'An area of open space and tranquillity close to the popular towns of Crosby, Formby, Ainsdale and Southport, England's Classic Resort ... Walking and Cycling are great ways to get closer to the fantastic array of flora and fauna found on Sefton's Natural Coast. The suggested trails ... are designed to help visitors discover the interesting places on offer by foot and/or bike.'

Category Sefton
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a friendly club of walkers who enjoy mountain walking throughout the year.'

Category Sefton
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category St Helens
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Merseyside and West Cheshire Area Grouping

Category St Helens
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - Merseyside Grouping

Category Knowsley
Size (acreage)220
Type of Website
Overview

'Stadt Moers Country Park is the largest park in the borough of Knowsley. It is approximately 220 acres and is split into 4 quadrants.'

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The Mersey Forest

Category Wirral
Type of Website
Overview

'With its unique location, there are so many ways to explore the undulating countryside, exceptional landscapes and dramatic coastline of Wirral - there are some great walks for walkers of all abilities.'

Category Wirral
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Society was formed in 1888 and works to preserve our footpath and open space heritage by ...'

Category Wirral
Type of Website
Overview

'This Wirral-wide annual event is aimed at introducing people to parts of Wirral that they have never visited and will "showcase’" Wirral Peninsula as one of the most diverse and interesting places in the country to live and visit. If you prefer to explore Wirral on your own then please have a look at the Self-Guided Trails.' Usually held During May.

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Visit Wirral

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'Objective was to create a reasonably long walking trail that would take ramblers through some of the most attractive parts of the Mid-Wirral peninsula and, at the same time, keep road-walking down to a minimum.'

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Visit Wirral

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)3
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Heritage Trail has been put together to allow people to explore Bidston Hill and its heritage for themselves. Follow the trail using the map and the numbered marker posts. Look out for the blue Heritage Trail markers, and the black and white QR code plaques. If you have a smartphone, you can use a QR reader app to bring up the matching Heritage Trail web page in your browser.'

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Friends of Bidston Hill

Category St Helens
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'St. Helens’ attractive landscape and topography means that there are a number of excellent walks throughout the Borough ...' One of Five Trails produced by the Ranger Service, the other four of which 'are being updated and undergoing a makeover'.

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St. Helens Council

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)142
Type of Walk
Overview

'The route follows the River Dee along the Welsh or English sides of its estuary, through the historic city of Chester, the borderlands, Llangollen and the stunning Dee Valley, passing beautiful Llyn Tegid at Y Bala to the river's source in the mountains of southern Snowdonia.'

Description from

David Berry

Category Knowsley
Type of Walk
Overview

'Heritage walks around six of the borough's conservation areas have been developed in partnership with the Merseyside Guides to raise awareness of the forgotten past, and to discover something about what makes Knowsley a special place to live.'

Description from

Knowsley Council

Category St Helens
Distance (miles)72
Overview

'This series of short walks, which form the 70 mile route of The Lancashire Trail, will take you on a picturesque tour of Lancashire through areas of beautiful countryside with meandering streams and leafy lanes. There are hidden pastures, reservoirs, canal towpaths and woodlands of this beautiful Shire-County to explore, with stunning views over Lancashire and the Cheshire Plain, culminating in a gradual climb to Pendle Hill with unsurpassed scenery all round.'

'There is a link with the Pennine Way at Thornton-in-Craven, to the Ribble Way at Sawley, and a link path to the Sandstone Trail at Frodsham Hill.'

Description from

Walking Pages

See also

The Lancashire Trail by Brian Smailes (Challenge Publications, 2003)

Category Liverpool
Distance (miles)126
Type of Walk
Overview

'This is my guide to  the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. This site has hundreds of annotated photographs which I hope you will find interesting whether you enjoy walking, cycling or just taking a virtual trek along the towpaths of Britain's canals. '

Description from

Towpath Treks

See also

Leeds and Liverpool Canal [Gerry Cordon: That's How The Light Gets In]

Category Liverpool
Type of Walk
Overview

'Join the RIBA guides on one of our 2 hour walking tours and discover more about one of the UK's greatest cities. From Georgian terraces and the world famous docks to grandiose commercial developments and civic monuments, the city is alive with architecture and buildings that chart 300 years of history and development. On our tours you'll discover the architecture and history of Liverpool and explore key buildings and public spaces to learn the story of Liverpool past, present and future.'

Description from

RIBA

Category St Helens
Distance (miles)4
Type of Walk
Overview

'Many people confuse the St Helens Canal with the Sankey Brook, which is quite understandable as the canal does run parallel to the line of the brook; indeed it once provided water for the canal. Another source of water was the Carr Mill Dam which nowadays offers a magnificent haven for wildlife and waterfowl.'

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Discover The Mersey Forest

Category Knowsley
Overview

'Stockbridge Village is a place where you can be more physically active by taking advantage of walking routes on and around the village. A booklet is available which aims to encourage regular walking to improve health. This is achieved by starting with the shorter routes and progressing to the longer walks which take in local beauty spots and woodland ...'

Category Liverpool
Type of Walk
Overview

'No Beatles fan can leave Liverpool unturned, and a pilgrimage to the city where it all began for those four boys will be anything but dull. A true Beatles experience is up for grabs at every single turn you take.'

Description from

Visit Liverpool

See also

Beatles Childhood Homes  [National Trust]

Category Sefton
Distance (miles)215
Type of Walk
Overview

'An exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.'

Description from

Trans Pennine Trail Office

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'A voyage of discovery taking in the coastline, the history, the heritage and the rural countryside of this glorious peninsula.'

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Visit Wirral

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)15
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Rotary Club of North Wirral organised the first Wirral Coastal Walk in 1986. From the humble beginnings of a few hundred walkers, it has grown to become a well-known annual event in the Wirral calendar and probably the biggest of its kind in the North West. In 2013 over 3,000 walkers participated and raised an estimated £300,000 for local, national and international charities.' Held Mid May.

Description from

Rotary Club of North Wirral

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)12
Type of Walk
Overview

'The Wirral is unique in that it is fortunate to have the Wirral Way which incorporates the Wirral Country Park, a stunning stretch of 12.2 miles that runs from West Kirby all the way to Hooton in Chester The Wirral Way itself is the old disused railway line that has now been turned into a stunning coastal path running along the Wirral Peninsular.'

See also

Wirral Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes] | Wirral Country Park [Wikipedia]  |  Route 56  [Sustrans]

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