If you’re looking for a spring day without breaking the bank, try a few of these trails for some fresh air and great views of Liverpool.
Liverpool residents will be desperate to enjoy cool spring weather after being locked indoors during a miserable and cold winter.
Whether you’re looking for a gentle family stroll, a strenuous hike to enjoy scenic views, or a visit to marvelous coastlines and places, Liverpool has something for everyone.
This stunning 235-acre park in the Sefton area of Liverpool is a showcase of beautiful nature, scenic views and grand monuments.
Open 24 hours a day all year round, you can take a leisurely stroll through Sefton Park whenever you want – but it’s particularly stunning in the spring.
Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17
Not only is Otterspool Park the perfect place for a spring stroll, it’s also a popular destination for family outings – whether that’s a picnic or kids enjoying the skate park and adventure centre.
Enjoy the remarkable views of Wirral across the River Mersey as you walk your dog, cycle or fly a kite – the options are endless and wonderful.
Open daily year-round, but facilities in and around the promenade operate at different times.
Otterspool Drive, Liverpool, L17 5AL
Crosby Coastal Park
If you are looking for a spring walk on a sandy and rocky beach, Crosby Coastal Park is the destination for you.
Walk from Formby to Crosby and explore the coast surrounded by wildlife – perfect for bird watching.
You can visit anytime as access to the beach and trail is open daily year-round.
12 Marmion Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 8QA
Woolton Wood and Camphill
A decent sized country park in the city of Liverpool with sweeping meadows and wonderful views stretching across the River Mersey and the Welsh hills.
Containing a wooded area rich in wildlife, this site would be a great place to wander over 80 acres of land.
The area is also embellished with a swimming pool and sunken garden and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
103 School Lane, Woolton, Liverpool, L25 7TX
The gardens of this Tudor mansion are usually adorned with colorful flowers in the spring.
Surrounded by an oasis of greenery, this trail is family and dog friendly and there is so much to do and explore.
You can even go inside the mansion and unravel its five centuries of history, but only on Wednesdays and Sundays (12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.).
The Promenade, Speke, Liverpool, L24 1XD
Storeton Woods Trail
A walk through the woods with stunning scenery, this beautiful trail enriched with greenery is only a short drive away (20 minutes east).
Not only is this place a haven for wildlife, but it’s a popular destination for all ages, dog walkers and horseback riders.
Storeton Woods, Birkenhead, Wirral, near CH63 8PN
In the Upton area of the Wirral, this Woodlands Trust trail is home to many ecologically important habitats to look out for.
Upton Meadow is a delicate meadow that has nearby parking and is open to the public 24 hours a day.
Home to the rare red squirrel, Formby Pinewoods would make a great spring walk.
Suitable for everyone, you can venture into the soothing pine forests of this National Trust trail whenever you want.
Formby, Liverpool, L37 1QN
Burton Mere Wetlands
This nature reserve is not only perfect for birdwatching, but is often embroidered with beautiful blue bells in the spring.
Burton Mere Wetlands straddles the border between England and Wales and is teeming with wildlife such as swallows, swifts and egrets.
Be sure to check its official website to buy tickets and check opening hours before visiting.
Puddington Lane, Burton, Neston, CH64 5SF
Murdishaw Wood and Valley
This spring-perfect trail is an ancient, semi-natural forest waiting to be explored.
Set on the outskirts of Runcorn, the grounds are covered in special flora, connecting with the Murdishaw Valley to create a nature reserve.
It is also home to a number of species, from foxes and badgers to butterflies, as well as parking nearby.