10 nature walks around Liverpool you should check out
4 months ago
It’s heating up outside, the rain has got off… it’s time to get some much needed vitamin D and take in the pretty sights of the city region’s green spaces!
The Liverpool city region offers a variety of walks for you to discover, allowing you to escape the urban hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in peaceful landscapes.
Here are ten nature walks around Liverpool you should try:
Formby Beach and Nature Reserve
Located just north of Liverpool, Formby offers stunning sandy beaches, rolling dunes, and pine woodlands. Take a leisurely stroll along the shore, enjoy the fresh sea breeze, and keep an eye out for red squirrels in the reserve.
Situated in South Liverpool, Calderstones Park is a peaceful oasis with picturesque gardens, a boating lake, and ancient megaliths. Explore the park’s trails, discover the beautiful Japanese Garden, and visit the Allerton Oak, a 1,000-year-old tree.
One of Liverpool’s most iconic green spaces, Sefton Park offers a delightful blend of manicured lawns, lakes, and woodlands. Take a leisurely walk around the park’s perimeter, visit the Palm House, and explore the gorgeous Fairy Glen.
The View, The Viewy… whatever you might call it… Everton Park provides panoramic views of the city skyline. Explore the park’s green spaces and enjoy one of the best views of Liverpool from the hill.
Otterspool Promenade & Festival Gardens
Situated along the banks of the River Mersey, Otterspool Promenade offers a picturesque walk with breathtaking views of the river. Follow the promenade as it winds its way alongside grassy areas, woodlands, and along the waterfront. It’s a great spot for a relaxing walk or a picnic.
Don’t forget to pop into Festival Gardens while you’re down there… Originally created for the International Garden Festival held in 1984, this revitalised space continues to be a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Festival gardens offers some of the best walks around Liverpool!
Croxteth Hall and Country Park
Croxteth Hall boasts sprawling grounds, woodlands, and a working farm. Enjoy a scenic walk around the estate, visit the historic hall, and admire the stunning formal gardens.
Trans Pennine Trail
The Trans Pennine Trail is a long-distance path that spans a fair distance. You can get from Southport to Widnes with hardly any traffic to contend with. Enjoy a a long walk and soak in the tranquil countryside scenery.
Wirral Country Park
Start your nature walk at Wirral Country Park, located near Thurstaston. This expansive park offers picturesque woodland trails and stunning views of the Dee Estuary. Take the Wirral Way footpath and enjoy the peaceful surroundings as you walk along the old railway line.
Although a bit farther from Liverpool, Delamere Forest is worth a visit for nature enthusiasts. Explore its extensive woodland trails, discover hidden lakes, and relish the peaceful surroundings. The forest is also great for cycling and birdwatching.
Make your way to Caldy Hill, a local nature reserve located near the village of Caldy. This tranquil area is perfect for a peaceful stroll. Climb to the summit of Caldy Hill for breathtaking views of the Wirral Peninsula and beyond.