Was your new year’s resolution to get fit? Here is a quick guide to some of the most scenic places to run and get fit in and around Liverpool.
What better place to start your run than at the city’s maritime heritage, the Liverpool waterfront. The waterfront runs along the River Mersey and a combination of historic docks, also including the canal link. Take in the beautiful views along the way such as the Three Graces and the iconic Liver Birds.
Mossley Hill Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AJ
A large public park situated in the south of Liverpool. A magnificent 235 acres to tread the paths on that daily run. Take in the amazing features and monuments of this grade I historic park. There are many parking points situated around the park.
Liverpool, L4 2SL
This park is renowned as one of Liverpool’s most famous parks covering 110 acres. The Grade II historic park is popularly known as the divide between Liverpool and Everton football club. Other features to take in along your route are the views of the impressive Isla Gladstone.
Park Drive, Birkenhead, CH41 4HY
90 acres, the Birkenhead Park features parkland, woodland, meadows, two lakes and sports facilities. Reputed to be the oldest public park in England and elements of its design occur in Central Park, New York. This park is a grade I historic landscape.
Saint Helens, WA9 5DE
The largest park in St Helens spans an impressive 336 acres. It includes an 18-hole golf course, open woodland and a lake. Beautiful views to take in while running.
Southport Promenade, PR8 1QX
Take a run along the country’s second longest pier. Take in the breath-taking coastal views and stunning coastline that stretches 22 miles across Sefton.
Crosby Beach, Mariners Road, L23 6SX
2.5 miles of coastline stretches along Crosby beach. Perfect location for clearing your mind while you take in the internationally acclaimed artist Antony Gormley’s (Another Place) sculptures.