On Your Bike!
3 miles (4.5 km)
This 500 acre country park in Liverpool has a number of fine cycling and walking paths. The park includes a 16th century hall, wildflower meadow, walled garden and nature reserve.
The Liverpool Loop Line and the Trans Pennine Trail pass the western side of the park.
1 miles (2 km)
This park is located on the Wirral bank of the River Mersey,
proffering fantastic views across the estuary. Eastham
consists of 100 acres of broadleaf woodland with surfaced walking paths and a cycle track.
The park has a visitor centre, tea garden and two riverside pubs.
The Wirral Circular Trail, passes the park.
You could pick this up and head north to visit the wonderful model village of Port Sunlight
with its Grade I listed buildings and lovely riverside park
126 miles (203 km)
Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal.
It runs for 126 miles across the Pennines, passing many villages, towns and cities
with a fascinating heritage and industrial history.
There are also pretty locks, viaducts and some wonderful countryside to enjoy.
Highlights on the route include the impressive 5 rise locks at Bingley,
Wigan Pier and the lovely Foulridge Reservoir in Colne.
Near Burscough you'll pass the wonderful Martin Mere Nature Reserve
where you can look out for otters, flamingos, beavers and thousands of water loving birds.