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Autumn walk at Speke Hall
Autumn colours at Speke Hall | © Samantha Brown Photography
Liverpool & Lancashire

Autumn colours at Speke Hall

Enjoy glorious shades of yellow and gold, spot migrant birds on the sandy Mersey coastline and discover the history of this special place on this autumnal walk.

Walk through woodland and meadows

There's yellow in virtually everything during autumn around Speke Hall. The trees will have yellow leaves in the ancient woodland of beech and oak. There will be grasses that go a yellow-brown when they die. There's the yellow of the sand along the estuary and even the skies get a yellow hue at dusk.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Home Farm Courtyard, outside reception. Grid ref: SJ421824

Step 1

Start your walk in the courtyard with the buildings behind you, facing out across the maze and the River Mersey.

Step 2

Follow the estate walk signs that mark the route to the Bund and Coastal Reserve. This runs between the maze and play area. You'll need to follow the path onto the Coastal Reserve.

Step 3

Follow the path around, go through the metal gate and onto the old airport taxiway.

Step 4

The taxiway is a great place to get your first glimpse of the Mersey estuary and views across to the Wirral peninsula and North Wales.

Step 5

Look out for the red line on the taxiway – this will lead you to a footpath along the Mersey shore. Keep following it around the back of the Yacht Club building.

Step 6

Head to your right and walk towards the Speke Hall fence line. There's a gap in this and if you pop through it, you'll be in a meadow.

Step 7

Follow the stone path around the left-hand side of the meadow and then turn right. The path will lead you between two hedges.

Step 8

Turn left at the end of the path and follow the route to the metal gates that lead onto the main drive. Turn left and walk up past the avenue of lime trees. We believe these are around 150 years old, although the route of the drive predates them by many hundreds of years.

Step 9

When you reach the top of the drive, cross over (watching out for traffic) and go into Stockton's Wood.

Step 10

As you walk down the woodland path you can still see the remains of a shooting break on your right-hand side. At the path's end, turn left and cross a small bridge over a ditch. Take the next right and follow the route back to the car park. On this path you'll see another small shooting break on your left.

Step 11

You are now back in the car park. Please cross carefully and follow the path back to Home Farm.

End point

Home Farm Courtyard, outside reception. Grid ref: SJ421824

Trail map

Map route for autumn colours at Speke Hall walk
Map route for autumn colours at Speke Hall walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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