Maghull Circular

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4471486
A Maghull walk posted on 27/12/20 by gfl57. Update : 05/01/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h30[?]
Distance Distance : 5.44mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 39ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 39ft
Highest point Highest point : 69ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 20ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Maghull
Starting point Starting point : N 53.512754° / W 2.94517°
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Description

(D/A) Take steps down from road bridge to West bank towpath and head north.

(1) Leave towpath and turn west down Green Lane. Then, leave Green Lane turning north west along the footpath beside farm buildings.

(2) Head south along disused Cheshire Lines railtrack. Take path east below the main road to traffic lights.

(3) Cross road via traffic lights and take Old Racecourse Road south. Follow Meadway briefly west. Follow footpath South along the west side of Melling Brook.

(4) Briefly take footpath north along the east side of A59 to traffic lights. Carefully cross both lanes of A59 via traffic lights and take footpath south east. Follow path via the tunnel under M58.

(5) Take footbridge over motorway. Follow track under railway line then east across farmland towards farm buildings. Farm track bears south east around substantial stone barn onto Brewery Lane.

(6) Take the path on the north side of the bridge to the canal towpath, turn north along the towpath. Continue north under the railway bridge. Continue north along the towpath.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 59ft - Liverpool RD
1 : mi 0.51 - alt. 59ft - Green Lane
2 : mi 1.3 - alt. 23ft - Cheshire Lines
3 : mi 2.1 - alt. 30ft - Sefton Road
4 : mi 3.02 - alt. 36ft - A59
5 : mi 3.38 - alt. 33ft - Railway
6 : mi 4.01 - alt. 56ft - Brewery Lane
D/A : mi 5.44 - alt. 59ft - End

Useful Information

Food and drink are available in Maghull.
Parking at the start.
More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/melli...

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

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