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.
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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) 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)
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
Food and drink are available in Maghull.
Parking at the start. L31 7DJ
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Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 5 / 5
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Description quality : Very good
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Walk interest : Very good
Great walk, directions really good!
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Pictures, KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...
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Pictures ,KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...
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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.
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