Winter walks in Cheshire & Merseyside

Looking for a great winter walk? Our rangers give their favourites below – so wrap up warm and enjoy a breath of fresh air. You may want to check individual websites for opening times.

A boat awaits the tide at the Dee Estuary Wirral

Wild skies walk at Heswall Fields  

Ranger Philip Neagle says: 'This is an estuary walk where thousands of birds move to the rhythm of the tide and spectacular sunsets create vast sheets of shimmering sand'.

A red squirrel eats a nut at the base of a tree at Formby
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Red squirrel walk at Formby  

Formby’s Lead Ranger Kate Martin loves walking the Formby coast in winter: 'It’s a great place to see migratory birds' she says, 'and, if you’re lucky, a red squirrel scurrying through the coastal pinewoods'.

The lantern in autumn at Lyme, Cheshire
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Lantern walk at Lyme  

This is one of Head Ranger Chris Dunkerley’s favourite walks. 'Walking through winter woods up to the Lantern, you’ll find glorious views' he says. 'You may also come across red deer in this quieter area of the park'.

Boats near the River Mersey, seen from the Speke Garston Coastal Reserve
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A stroll along the shore of the Speke-Garston Coastal Reserve 

Ian Ford, Speke Hall’s Lead Ranger says 'This is a great walk to see winter migratory birds in this internationally important estuary, as well as wonderful views across the estuary to the Welsh hills'.