GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lunt Meadows

3 miles (5 km)

This walk visits the wildlife rich Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve on Merseyside.
The large wetland area has some pleasant footpaths taking you to the River Alt and the village of Sefton. It's a fantastic place for bird watching with species such as heron, lapwings, redshank, dunlin and oystercatchers to look out for.
In Sefton you can visit the old church and enjoy some post walk refreshments in the noteworthy local pub.
To extend your waterside walking you could head a short distance east to Maghull where you can pick up the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The epic Trans Pennine Trail can also be picked up here.

Postcode

L29 8YA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Lunt Meadows OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lunt Meadows Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

In Sefton you could enjoy some rest and refreshment at the Punchbowl. The historic pub is located on the original site of the Grand National Steeplechase course. They serve high quality dishes and have a lovely garden to relax in on warmer days. You can find them at postcode L29 7WA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The reserve is a good place to bring your dog for a walk though you are requested to keep them on leads. The Punchbowl mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Photos

Lunt - geograph.org.uk - 94992

Lunt

Harrison's Brook - geograph.org.uk - 2695477

Harrison's Brook

Showrick Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 149283

Showrick Bridge. Large foot bridge over the River Alt on a footpath from Bells Lane Lydiate to Sefton and Lunt. There has been a bridge here from as early as the 18th century. The bridge was destroyed for military reasons in 1915 by the armed forces, it is not known what the reasons were. The bridge was not replaced after the war. In 1959 following historical research by The Ramblers Association, a public inquiry established that the footpaths between Sefton and Lunt Village and Bells Lane Lydiate were public footpaths. The new Showrick Bridge was built by Sefton Council in partnership with Lancashire County Council in 1998 with grant support from the Countryside Commission and The Environment Agency.

St. Helen's Gutter - geograph.org.uk - 2695480

St. Helen's Gutter

River Alt at Sefton - geograph.org.uk - 332378

River Alt at Sefton. Himalayan Balsam abounds along the River Alt at Sefton.

The Punchbowl - geograph.org.uk - 94989

The Punchbowl. A very old pub in Sefton

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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