Lunt Circular via River Alt

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4392191
A Sefton walk posted on 02/12/20 by gfl57. Update : 10/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h25[?]
Distance Distance : 5.32mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13ft
Highest point Highest point : 26ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Sefton
Starting point Starting point : N 53.510683° / W 2.985128°
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Description

(D/A) Take Moor Lane north past the metal gate.

(1) Follow the path as it turns east. Continue on the main path as it turns north.

(2) Cross Shiowrick Bridge. If a field on the north side of the bridge is dry take steps down and cross the field to train line otherwise follow northside levee to the disused train line.

(3) Turn north on Chesire Lines disused railway line.

(4) Turn south west follow the track alongside Maghull Hey Croft watercourse.

(5) After pumping station takes the path to the top of River Alt levee and follow it south east. Take Showrick Bridge south over River Alt and follow the path south.

(6) At path, junction continue south.

(7) Take footbridge over Harrisons Brook and follow path briefly West before continuing south through the wood.

(8) Turn west along the path on the south side of the wood.

(9) Turn south on Moor Lane back to start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 23ft - Start
1 : mi 0.29 - alt. 10ft - Moor Lane
2 : mi 0.57 - alt. 13ft - Shiowrick Bridge
3 : mi 1.11 - alt. 23ft - Cheshire Line
4 : mi 2.22 - alt. 20ft - Rail End
5 : mi 3.37 - alt. 16ft - River Alt
6 : mi 4.89 - alt. 13ft - Sefton
7 : mi 5.03 - alt. 16ft - Harrisons Brook
8 : mi 5.1 - alt. 26ft - Farm
9 : mi 5.23 - alt. 20ft - Moor Again
D/A : mi 5.32 - alt. 23ft - End

Useful Information

Food and drink are available in Sefton and Thornton.
Parking at the start.
Bus 133 runs to Lunt village.
More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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River Alt
Mersey Forest
Cheshire Lines disused rail track

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