With Liverpool currently under Tier 3 restrictions, we know it can be frustrating to find things you are allowed to do. All social mixing indoors and in private gardens is prohibited BUT you could still meet friends for a walk – as long as you keep a 2-meter distance, do not share things between different households and follow the Rule of Six.
We’ve compiled a list of beautiful walks to take in all the colours and sights of autumn – and all less than an hour from Baltic Yard!
Sefton Park – Liverpool (11 mins via A562)
Arguably the best known and most loved park in Liverpool by locals, this magnificent 235-acre park is a Grade 1 historic park and Green Flag and Green Heritage awarded site – all (practically) on your doorstep! The park also hosts fitness boot camps and British military fitness training – if that’s your thing of course. Visit the Visit Liverpool page for Sefton Park here.
Heswall Dales – Heswall, Wirral (39 mins via A552 or M53)
Enjoy panoramic views across the River Dee as well as peace and quiet when you head to Heswall and escape the city to be greeted by 72 acres of wild countryside. Boasting one of Wirral’s highest points, look out to the mountains of North Wales, take cover in woodland valleys, and finish up with a warm-up back in cosy Heswall village (you may need to check where is open/book a table somewhere ahead of your trip). Read more here.
Formby Red Squirrel Walk – Formby Point, Liverpool (49 mins via A565 or 52 mins via B5422 & A565)
Revel in the beauty that is autumn in this sheltered woodland in Formby and spy the native red squirrel in one of their northern strongholds. This circular trail starts in the car park of the National Trust site and takes you through woods, along sand dunes and past a pine plantation. Read more on the route with a printable map here. The walk is even dog friendly, the squirrels might not be though!
Delamere Forest – Frodsham, Cheshire (54 mins via M53)
This large wood in Cheshire provides a stunning setting for a crisp autumn walk, 972 hectares of woodland makes this the largest area of woodland in the country! So, try not to get lost or you could be there for a while. Visit the Forestry England website for walking trails.