GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Merseyside Walks

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Arrowe Country Park2 miles (4 km)Explore 250 acres of open parkland and deciduous woodland in this country park in Birkenhead. The park also contains wildflower meadows, ponds, a lake and a brook attracting a variety of wildlife. The park is located in the centre of the Wirral Peninsula, west of Birkenhead. View Full Details>>
Bidston Hill2 miles (3 km)Explore 100 of acres heathland and woodland with historic buildings and ancient rock carvings View Full Details>>
Billinge Hill1 miles (2.4 km)Climb to the highest point on Merseysideand enjoy fantastic views as far as Snowdonia in Wales on this walk in St Helens. View Full Details>>
Calderstones Park1 miles (2 km)This lovely park in Liverpool covers nearly 100 acres. There's nice footpaths taking you to woodland, lakes and a beautiful botanical gardens. Here you will find 4000 species of plants with vibrant colours in the summer months. The park is named after a number of ancient megaliths that are said to be older than Stonehenge. Other highlights include a pretty stream with a little bridge, a 1000 year old tree, a peaceful Japanese gardenand a nice cafe. View Full Details>>
Caldy Hill2 miles (4 km)Explore 250 acres of woodland and heathland on this lovely walk on the Wirral Peninsula. You can also climb the 260ft high Caldy Hill for fabulous views over the River Dee, Hilbre Islandand theIrish Sea. On a clear day you can even see as far as Snowdoniaand the Lake District. View Full Details>>
Childwall Woods1 miles (2 km)Follow the nature trails around this small area of woodland in the suburbs of Liverpool. It's a lovely place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city in peaceful surroundings. In the woods you'll find lots of pretty woodland flowers including Bluebell, marsh orchids and buttercups over the grasslands. There's also a variety of birds to look out for and nice views towards theLancashire and Cheshire plain. View Full Details>>
Crosby5 miles (8 km)This walk uses a section of the Sefton Coastal Footpath to explore the coast around Crosby in Merseyside. It's an interesting area with the famous 'Another Place' sculptures by Antony Gormley a notable highlight. View Full Details>>
Croxteth Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)This 500 acre country park in Liverpool has a number of fine cycling and walking paths. The park includes a 16th century hall, wildflower meadow, walled garden and nature reserve. View Full Details>>
Eastham Country Park1 miles (2 km)This park is located on the Wirral bank of the River Mersey, profferring fantastic views across the estuary. Eastham consists of 100 acres of broadleaf woodland with surfaced walking paths and a cycle track. The park has a visitor centre, tea garden and two riverside pubs. View Full Details>>
Formby Beach2 miles (4 km)Explore the beaches, sand dunes and woodland in this beautiful nature reserve in Formby. The area is famous for its wildlife with the Natterjack Toad and the Red Squirrel the major highlights. View Full Details>>
Hilbre Island4 miles (7 km)Visit this beautiful island and nature reserve off the coast of West Kirby and enjoy some fabulous coastal scenery. View Full Details>>
Leeds and Liverpool Canal126 miles (203 km)Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal. It runs for 126 miles across the Pennines, passing many villages, towns and cities with a fascinating heritage and industrial history. There are also umpteen pretty locks, viaducts and some wonderful countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Liverpool City Walk10 miles (16 km)This long circular walk through the centre of Liverpool visits the city's most famous sights. You'll visit the waterfront, Albert Dock, Liverpool Festival Gardens, Sefton Park and Princes Park on this 10 mile trail. The route uses the waymarked Trans Pennine Trail so most of it is also suitable for cyclists. View Full Details>>
Liverpool Loop Line10 miles (16 km)This traffic free cycle ride follows National Cycle Route 62 and a disused railway line from Halewoodto Aintree. The flat surfaced path is a great ride for beginners, families or anyone looking for a leisurely ride. It's also suitable for walkers in the mood for a nice easy stroll. The path is lined with attractive woodland and bluebells in the spring months. View Full Details>>
Mersey Way22 miles (35 km)Follow the River Mersey from Warrington to Liverpool on this waterside walk through Cheshire and Merseyside. View Full Details>>
North Wirral Coastal Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this super coastal country park in the Wirral. The park covers 400 acres making it the largest park in the Wirral. There is a super waterside cycling and walking path running along the lovely Wirral Peninsula - you could even continue along it to Wallasey and beyond if you have time. View Full Details>>
Parkgate Circular Walk3 miles (5 km)This fine circular walk explores the village of Parkgate on the River Dee estuary. It's a splendid place for a stroll with great views across the marshes and a wide variety of birdlife to look out for. This includes huge numbers of wildfowl and waders. Keep your eyes peeled for grey herons, egrets, peregrine falcon, merlin, hen harrier and short eared owl. View Full Details>>
Port Sunlight3 miles (5 km)This fascinating model village on the Wirral Peninsula has a number of Grade I listed buildings and a delightful riverside park. Port Sunlight was built byLever Brothersto accommodate workers in its soap factory in 1888. View Full Details>>
Rimrose Valley Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)This pretty park in Crosby sits by the side of the Leeds Liverpool Canal and includes the delightful Brookvale Local Nature Reserve. The park is made up of wetland and dryer grassy areas with an abundance of birdlife including Snipe, Water Rail, Woodcock, Dunnock, Common Whitethroat and Blackcap. It's an ideal place for a peaceful, waterside walk. View Full Details>>
Royden Park2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a peaceful stroll through Royden Park and Thurstaston Common on this lovely walk in the Wirral. There are many trails taking you past deciduous and conifer woodlands, meadows, heathland and the two meres where you will find an abundance of birdlife. There is also an excellent miniature railway which is very popular in the holidays. View Full Details>>
Sefton Coastal Footpath21 miles (34 km)This wonderful walk takes you from Crosby to Southport along the beautiful Sefton coastline. View Full Details>>
Sefton Park Liverpool2 miles (4 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this popular park in Liverpool. There's 235 acresto explore with a series of lakes, a splendid palm house, attractive gardens and a number of sculptures of well known historical figures. Other highlights in the park include the fairy glen with caves, pretty waterfalls and an Aviary viewing point. There's also the Grade I listed Shaftesbury Memorial and Eros Fountain and a nice lakeside cafe. The Palm House is partiuclarly impressive, housing the Liverpool Botanical Collection with a variety of palm trees, orchids and a glasshouse. View Full Details>>
Southport11 miles (17 km)The seaside town of Southport has some lovely coastal trails to try. This walk uses the Sefton Coastal Footpath and the Trans Pennine Trail to take you to some of the beautiful local nature reserves. The walk starts on the promenade next to the large marine lake. Head south along the front, passing the noteworthy pier, which is the the second longest seaside pleasurepierin theBritish Isles. View Full Details>>
Stadt Moers Park2 miles (3 km)Explore 220 acres of meadows, woodland and ponds in this splendid country park in Knowsley. There are a series of excellent walking tracks taking you throughgrassland, marsh areas and young woodland. There is also a cycleway so you could bring your bike too. View Full Details>>
Thurstaston Common and Coast5 miles (8 km)This walk explores Thurstaston Common before heading to Wirral Country Park on the coast. It's a varied walk with woodland trails, pretty heather, hill climbs and wonderful coastal scenery to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths. It starts on the Yorkshire coast at Hornsea and passes through Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before finishing on the Merseyside coast at Southport. View Full Details>>
Wirral Circular Trail37 miles (60 km)Explore the beautiful Wirral Peninsula on this circular cycling and walking trail. The 60km(37mile) trail starts at the Seacombe Ferry Terminal and visits Wallasey, Hoylake, Heswall and Neston. Along the way there's splendid views over the Mersey to the city of Liverpool on the eastern side of the peninsula. At the northern end around Hoylake you can look out upon the estuary of the River Dee and the Irish Sea. On the western side you will pass West Kirby and the splendid Wirral Country Park with boulder-clay cliffs and more great views of the Dee Estuary and the lovely Hilbre Island. You can visit the island at low tide and look out for grey seals. View Full Details>>
Wirral Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy fabulous views of the Wirral Peninsula in this delightful coastal country park. The park is the first designated country park in Britain, opening in 1973. You can climb the 60 feet high, boulder-clay cliffs where there are splendid views of the Dee Estuary. There are excellent facilities with Picnic Areas, Visitor Centre, Shop, Information staff, Cafe, BBQ area and a Bird Hide. The Wirral Way walking and cycling trail also runs through the park. You can follow the trail to the lovely village of Parkgate where there are great views across the marshes of the Dee Estuary and large variety of wildfowl and waders to look out for. View Full Details>>
Wirral Way12 miles (19 km)This is a terrific walk or cycle ride that runs along a pleasant traffic free path through the Wirral Countryside and along the coastal estuary of theRiver Dee. It follows the track bed of part of the former Birkenhead Railway route from Hooton to West Kirby. View Full Details>>

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