GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sefton Coastal Footpath

21 miles (34 km)

This wonderful walk takes you from Crosby to Southport along the beautiful Sefton coastline.
The walk starts at Waterloo station in Crosby and heads to the coast via Crosby Marine Lake. You then head north to Hightown through the Dunes, passing the fascinating Another Place Sculptures on Crosby Beach. The Anthony Gormley piece was created in 1997, consisting of 100cast ironfigures facing towards the sea. The figures are modelled on the artist's own naked body which has caused some controversy. As the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea.
The next section takes you to Formby where you will enter the captivating Ainsdale National Nature Reserve. This is a well known spot for spotting the Natterjack Toad in the fabulous scenery of dunes, pinewoods and golden sand. Also look out for Red Squirrels, sand lizards and great-crested newts on this fantastic section of the walk.
The final section of the walk takes you past Royal Birkdale Golf course (home of the Open) and onto the lovely seaside town of Southport with its magnificent pier. The path comes to end shortly after at Crossens.

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Sefton Coastal Footpath OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sefton Coastal Footpath Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Crosby Lake

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Crosby Beach - Another Place sculpture

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Coast approaching Hightown

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Formby Nature Reserve

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Royal Birkdale golf club

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Southport Pier, Merseyside

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GPS Files

GPX File

Sefton Coastal Footpath.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Sefton Coastal Footpath.mmo (right click - 'Save As')