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Sutton Manor, The Dream, Clockface Park Circular
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +98ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Merseyside

Starting at Sutton Manor Park visiting The Dream sculpture, Clockface Country Park, Sutton Mill Dam, Brickfields Nature Reserve and Daisyfields Reserve.

Pictures, KML, GPX at
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/sutto...

Carr Mill Chadwick Green Circular
distance 4.95mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -226ft Durée 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Merseyside

5m circular route crossing Carr Mill via causeway onto a rising farmland section leading to Newton Rd. Extensive views over Mersey Plain, Manchester and Cheshire Heights from this midway point. Return route is via open farmland leading to woodland section back to lakeside.

Bold Heath 'Ladies Walk' Circular
distance 5.62mi Vertical gain +148ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bold - Merseyside

6 mile circular walk starting from Clock Face park then taking 'Ladies Walk' between Bold New and Old Halls to Bold Heath. The return section includes a disused railway track and The Dream sculpture.

Clock Face Colliery Moss Circular
distance 5.98mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bold - Merseyside

5m circular route beginning at Clock Face Park onto Wheatacre Reserve and returning via Colliery Moss.

distance 3.35mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Merseyside

The City of Liverpool offers the walker many sights to explore. This walk takes in the key attractions and provides the basis for a half day introduction to the City.

Walking Maghull Circular ( Download : )
Maghull Circular
distance 5.44mi Vertical gain +39ft Vertical drop -39ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Maghull - Merseyside

A circular route starting from Maghull centre initially following the canal and then disused rail track before heading beside Melling Brook to outskirts of Melling. Final section rejoins canal back to start.

Pictures, KML at http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/maghu...

Walking Billinge Longshaw Circular ( Download : )
Billinge Longshaw Circular
distance 6.3mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -413ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Billinge Chapel End - Manchester

Circular walkleaving Billinge by Garswood Rd, crossing Barton Clough on route to Chair Wood and then via Longshaw to top of Billinge Hill before descending back to Billinge. Excellent views over Merseyside, Pennines, Welsh and Cheshire hills from the highest point in Merseyside.

Walking Sefton Meadows ( Download : )
Sefton Meadows
distance 5.11mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -26ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sefton - Merseyside

The walk starts from Sefton Village and follows a clockwise circular route via Sefton Mill site Sefton Meadows, Cheshire Lines railtrack, River Alt and briefly Mersey Forest.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/sefto...

Walking Lydiate Circular Walk ( Download : )
Lydiate Circular Walk
distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lydiate - Merseyside

The walk starts from Bell's Lane in Lydiate and follows clockwise circular route via disused railway lane and canal towpath. A possible brief detour to St Catherine's Chapel and the oldest pub in Lancashire, Scotch Piper.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lydia...

Lunt Circular via River Alt
distance 5.32mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sefton - Merseyside

The walk starts from Lunt Village, Sefton and follows the anticlockwise circular route via River Alt, Cheshire Lines railtrack, River Alt and briefly Mersey Forest.

Pictures ,KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...

Walking Lunt Meadows Circular ( Download : )
Lunt Meadows Circular
distance 5.59mi Vertical gain +0ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sefton - Merseyside

Walk starting from Lunt Meadows Nature reserve and crosses the River Alt to disused Cheshire Lines rail track. After following the rail track the route crosses open farmland to a short road section leading back to the nature reserve. The final part of the walk makes its way via the nature reserve ponds to start.

Pictures, KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...

Burtonwood Sankey Brook Circular
distance 4.95mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Burtonwood and Westbrook - Warrington

Starting from Burtonwood passing 15c moated Bradlegh Hall on way to Sankey Brook and historic Sankey Canal. The canal, the first in the UK, built to carry coal from Haydock to Liverpool in 1757. Good view of Sankey Viaduct the world's first substantial viaduct built by George Stephenson in 1830 for the world's first intercity rail line. Having completed the canal section the route makes use of farm tracks to return to start.

More info : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/burto...

Walking Bryn Gates Lane Circular ( Download : )
Bryn Gates Lane Circular
distance 5.85mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -59ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Circular walk starting from Wigan Flashes and including Bryn Gates Lane, Viridor Wood and canal towpath.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bryn_...

Walking Bamfurlong Circular Walk ( Download : )
Bamfurlong Circular Walk
distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +85ft Vertical drop -85ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

Walk starts from Viridor Wood car park and follows anti clockwise circularroute via Viridor Wood and Three Sisters Park.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/bamfu...

Parbold circular walk via Fairy Glen
distance 4.53mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -351ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Parbold - Lancashire

The walk starts from Wayfarers pub Parbold and follows the clockwise circular route via Leeds Liverpool canal, Fairy Glen and Parbold Hill.

More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/fairy...

Walking Wigan Flashes Circular ( Download : )
Wigan Flashes Circular
distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Manchester

The walk starts at Westwood Road Wigan in order to join the canal and head south. On leaving the canal the route passes through Wigan Flashes and Turners Flash before heading back to start.

More detaiils : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/wigan...

Walking Formby Dunes ( Download : )
Formby Dunes
distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Formby - Merseyside

The walk starts from Formby Village and follows an anticlockwise circular route via Formby Dunes, site of 'Lost Resort', Formby Beach, site of first Lifeboat station with a possible detour to 'Devils Hole'.

Pictures, KML, GPX and OS details at
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/formb...

Walking Ainsdale Reserve Circular ( Download : )
Ainsdale Reserve Circular
distance 5.17mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -66ft Durée 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Merseyside

5m circular around Ainsdale Nature reserve starting with the gentle woodland section before moving on to a trickier dry dune section due to a large number of paths crisscrossing the dunes, The final section is through the wet dune section where the path is clearly marked but ponds block the path during wet periods so improvisation or wellingtons might be necessary.