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11 of the best Liverpool winter walks

6 days ago

By The Guide Liverpool

11 of the best Liverpool winter walks

We love our winter walks in Liverpool and there are plenty of routes to choose from.

Wrap up warm… it’s time to walk off your festive feast across Liverpool City Region’s parks, nature reserves and beauty spots. 

Here are 10 of our favourite places to stroll with family, friends and your faithful pooch. 

Sefton Park 

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One of Liverpool’s best-loved spaces, Sefton Park is 200 acres of stunning beauty. 

The Grade One listed park features plenty of pathways to wander down while taking in the breathtaking views of the Palm House and boating lake. 

Sefton Park’s Eros and Peter Pan statues will make your winter walk feel more magical. 

Woolton Woods & Camphill 

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With views over the Mersey to the Welsh hills, Woolton Woods & Camphill is the perfect spot to snap a wintry pic. 

The historic site, once home to an Iron Age fort, is full of spectacular scenery, including a walled English garden, floral cuckoo clock, sunken garden, and pool. 

If it’s peace and tranquillity you’re looking for, Woolton Woods and Camphill is the place for you. 

Calderstones Park 

Calderstones Park this Christmas
Calderstones Park this Christmas

Whilst one tree doesn’t make a park, the Allerton Oak alone is worth marking the trip to Calderstones Park for. 

The magnificent tree is thought to be around 1000 years old – the oldest in the North West – and won the 2019 English Tree of the Year. 

With six neolithic sandstone boulders and Harthill Botanical Gardens also on-site, Calderstones Park is a winter walk you’ll want to take time and again. 

The Sefton Coastal Path 

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If your idea is to burn off as many Christmas calories as possible, then the Sefton Coastal Path will set you well on your way. 

The 21-mile route starts in Crossens and ends at Crosby Lakeside Adventure site, taking in Ainsdale National Nature Reserve, Formby Point and towards Another Place. 

Don’t worry, though; this scenic route is split into three manageable sections if you fancy a lighter stroll. 

Formby Red Squirrel Walk 

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In winter, red squirrels are courting, meaning Formby’s Red Squirrel Walk was made for the colder months. 

Our furry friends will be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, even if you’re still feeling the effects of Christmas excess. 

You’ll also find 5,000-year-old elk footprints on the nearby beach. 

Heswall Dales 

Heswall Dales is a spectacular coastal walk that leads you inland through ancient woodland and the waterfalls at Dungeon Wood. 

The circular route can be completed in less than 2 hours, and the panoramic views across the River Dee make it ideal for blowing off the cobwebs. 

Hilbre Island 

Providing that the weather and tides allow, walking to Hilbre Island is a Wirral-in-winter must. 

This stunning location is one of only 43 unabridged tidal islands in the UK, meaning you can reach it on food from the mainland. 

With plant and birdlife that change with the seasons, a trip to Hilbre Island is never the same twice. 

Check those tide times before heading out, and please don’t disturb the nesting birds that inhabit the island in winter. 

Pier Head 

Our world-famous waterfront is wonderful to walk any time of the year, but there’s something about crisp winter mornings that makes it all the more stunning. 

Take in the Three Graces, admire the Albert Dock, then head past the M&S Bank Arena on your way to Otterspool prom. 

Otterspool Promenade

A walk along Otterspool Prom is one of the most refreshing things you can do this winter. 

As beautiful as it is bracing, you’ll want to wrap up warm to enjoy the views of Wirral and North Wales. 

The prom is only a short walk from Festival Gardens, making it an exceptional spot for a few hours of exploring. 

Wavertree Botanic Garden & Park

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This beautiful 19th-century public park was founded by Liverpool historian, banker, lawyer and gardener William Roscoe. 

With a stunning walled garden and children’s play area, the little ones can blow off steam while you find a spot to crack open the flask and enjoy a peaceful moment. 

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