We are so lucky to live in a place like Liverpool, where there is such a diverse variety of places to walk and take in the culture of our city. From the city centre to beaches and squirrel reserves, we at CAFOD Liverpool have chosen our favourite places to walk.
Colette’s favourite walk is along Otterspool Promenade, Liverpool:
I often walk here as I love being by the waterfront and getting some really fresh air in to my lungs! I love watching the sun reflect on the water, it gives a fantastic sparkle which is really magical to see on a sunny day. It is a beautiful alternative to getting the car, bus or train in to the city centre, if you can take some time to walk along the promenade. There are many people of all ages who use the prom, walking, cycling, running and it is enjoyable to see the fisherman’s catches too! You can always hear lots of laughter around here.
Ged’s favourite walk is from the Catalyst Museum to Pickering Pasture, Widnes:
The walk allows you to take in the view of the estuary in both directions. The walk is flat and has picnic benches are available outside of Pickering Pasture, making it the perfect family day out. The walk also covers a lot of history making it not only a scenic experience but also an educational one.
Emily loves walking along the beach in Crosby:
Along Crosby beach there is an art installation called ‘Another Place’, which most people will know as the life-size iron men figures. The beach is nothing short of a picturesque seaside, perfect for a summers day outing. It’s also so different from other walks within the busy crowded city centre, giving you a peaceful alternative.
Beth’s favourite walk takes you past the best sights the city centre has to offer, from Pier Head to Queens Dock, Liverpool:
This route allows you to take in all the sights Liverpool has to offer, including the Three Graces, the Albert Docks and the Mersey. Starting at the historic the Liver Building you can take in the view of the city. On your way you will pass the Albert Docks, giving you the chance admire all the padlocks people have attached to the railings, while the Mersey runs alongside you throughout the whole of this walk. This is the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of Liverpool
Rosie enjoys visiting the squirrels on a walk at Freshfield beach:
Getting the train to Freshfield, and hopping off to walk towards the beach, you reach the red squirrel reserve – one of the last remaining red squirrel sanctuaries in the country. If you continue walking on through the dunes along to the shoreline beach, you can turn left towards Liverpool or right, walking straight through to Crosby. Then you’ll reach the destination of Emily’s walk – a popular choice – and Antony Gorman’s ‘Another Place.’ There are no roads, just beautiful nature, and the fresh crisp air will certainly mean you sleep well that night!