Sefton Meadows

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.

Technical sheet
No. 4404832
A Sefton walk posted on 06/12/20 by gfl57. Update : 28/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h20[?]
Distance Distance : 5.11mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 23ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 26ft
Highest point Highest point : 46ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 13ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Sefton
Starting point Starting point : N 53.503939° / W 2.970826°
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(D/A) Take Mill Lane north beside church. Take gate north of Sefton Mill site and follow the path south east behind houses. Notice boards on mill site explain its history. Follow Mill Stream Close south west. Turn south briefly along Bridges Lane. Take Brickwall Lane east along north side footpath.

(1) Carefully cross main road and take footpath as it bears south west. Footpath turns briefly south east. Take footpath south west alongside of watercourse.

(2) Turn east on footpath running along the south side of fence keeping away from the busy road. Continue south east along the path by fence.

(3) Turn northeast down Chapel Lane. Continue northeast along the good quality path. Cross bridge over River Alt and turn east along the north side of river.

(4) Foottpath turns north along the west side of Melling Brook. Leave footpath onto Medway and follow it northeast. Turn north along Old Racecourse Road. Cross over Sefton Lane via traffic lights and turn west down Sefton Drive to pathway between house and main road.

(5) Follow Cheshire Line north.

(6) Turn west along the path on north side embankment of Maghull Brook. Take Showrick Bridge over River Alt and follow the path south.

(7) Turn west along a substantial path.

(8) Path branches south west through Mersey Forest. Cross footbridge and continue south.

(9) Upon reaching Lunt Road turn east back to start. St Helens Well is on opposite side of road.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 39ft - Mill Lane
1 : mi 0.36 - alt. 26ft - B5422
2 : mi 0.86 - alt. 46ft - Broom Cross Road
3 : mi 1.26 - alt. 39ft - Chapel Lane
4 : mi 1.88 - alt. 26ft - Melling Brook
5 : mi 2.75 - alt. 30ft - Cheshire Line
6 : mi 3.47 - alt. 23ft - Maghull Brook
7 : mi 4.07 - alt. 13ft - Moor Lane
8 : mi 4.41 - alt. 30ft - Sefton Boundary
9 : mi 4.98 - alt. 33ft - St Helens Well
D/A : mi 5.11 - alt. 36ft - End

Useful Information

Food and drink are available in Sefton and Thornton.
Parking at the start. L29 7WG
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During the walk or to do/see around

St Helen's Church, Sefton Water Mill (site of), River Alt, Sefton Meadows, Cheshire Lines disused track, Mersey Forest, St Helen's Well

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