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 the Lancashire and Cheshire plain.
At the north eastern tip of the woods you will find All Saints' Church. It's a designated Grade I listed building, and the only medieval church remaining in the Metropolitan borough of Liverpool. The chancel dates from the 14th century, and the south aisle and porch are probably from the 15th century.
It's easy to extend your walk by following the Trans Pennine Trail to the nearby Calderstones Park and Sefton Park where you'll find lakes, gardens and more woodland trails.
PostcodeL16 0JW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Childwall Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Childwall Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Childwall Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Childwall Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
It's well worth strolling into the nearby village where you can find some interesting old buildings including the Childwall Abbey Hotel. It's set in a fine looking historic building which is thought to date back to the 11th century Domesday Book. The tap room in the pub also hosted The Beatles in their former incarnation as The Quarrymen in the 1950s. They have a good menu and a lovely garden area for warmer days. They can be found on Abbey Road at postcode L16 5EY.
As you'd imagine the woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. You'll probably meet other owners with their pets on a fine day. The Abbey Hotel mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head north and you could visit the splendid Croxteth Country Park. There's a fine old hall surrounded by 500 acres of woodland and parkland here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Merseyside Walks page.