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_...
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Enter reserve from car park, some info boards about reserve here. Turn east (right) to the metal gate leading to a substantial track, Moor Lane. Continue east along Moor Lane. As the track bends north (left) follow it towards Showrick Bridge.
(1) Cross the bridge and descend steps following footpath northeast across field. This can be very muddy so could use the Alt embankment to your right as a dryer alternative.
(2) Follow disused rail track north (left). Some info boards along the line explain its history.
(3) Leave rail track turning southwest (left) onto good quality farm track running under power lines.The path ascends embankment beside the pumping station and turns south (left) briefly along the embankment.
(4) Takes bridge over the Alt and follow the path right around dykes.
(5) Cross footbridge and head southwest (right) along dyke towards coppice. Path turns southeast (left) and heads towards farm buildings.
(6) Take Blackcar Lane south (right) to the main road.
(7) Turn southeast (left) along Park Wall Lane. You will need to cross the road in order to keep safe on the pedestrian footpath.
(8) Turn northeast (left) down Broad Lane.
(9) Take gate into Lunt Nature Reserve and continue on the main path. Reserve consists of several ponds with hides and paths so you probably want to explore it rather than walk straight through. It's pretty open so difficult to get lost. The car park at the starting point is at the southeast corner of the reserve.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 16ft - Start
1 : mi 0.36 - alt. 0ft - Showrick Bridge
2 : mi 0.89 - alt. 0ft - Cheshire Line
3 : mi 2.01 - alt. 0ft - Rail End
4 : mi 3.24 - alt. 0ft - Baines Bridge
5 : mi 3.49 - alt. 0ft - Footbridge
6 : mi 3.78 - alt. 0ft - BLackcar Lane
7 : mi 4 - alt. 0ft - Park Wall Lane
8 : mi 4.65 - alt. 0ft - Broad Lane
9 : mi 4.94 - alt. 0ft - Nature Reserve
D/A : mi 5.59 - alt. 0ft - Car Park End
Parking at the start.
Bus 133 to Lunt village
Refreshments in Sefton Village, Maghull and Thornton.
Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.
Wildlife in nature reserve particularly water fowl.
Disused Cheshire Lines rail track
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_...
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.
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Pictures, KML at http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/maghu...
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