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Visitor walking on Jack Scout's clifftop with sea views at Arnside and Silverdale, Lancashire
Find a perfect walk in Liverpool and Lancashire | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Walking in Liverpool and Lancashire

There's plenty to explore on foot in Liverpool and Lancashire. From countryside and coast, to woodland and the city centre, find the perfect walk for all abilities.

Top walks in Liverpool and Lancashire

Visitors walking in woodland on Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire
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Speke Hall hidden paths trail 

Explore the hidden paths around the garden and through the ancient woodland surrounding Speke Hall.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.2 (km: 1.92)
The Leeds-Liverpool canal at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
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Trail

Rufford Old Hall Circular Walk 

A picturesque dog friendly circular walk on the outskirts of Rufford Old Hall. Enjoy the peaceful sights along the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)
Visitors walking at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire
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Trail

Gawthorpe Hall Circular Walk 

This circular walk takes you through the historic parkland of Gawthorpe Hall. You'll travel along the Bronte Way, past ancient an woodland, beside the River Calder and down a pathway that used to be the track of an old coal ginny tramway that brought coal across the valley.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 4.5 (km: 7.2)
The timber-frame exterior of Speke Hall, Liverpool on a sunny day
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Trail

Speke Hall estate walk 

Explore the wider Speke Hall estate to discover a green oasis in urban Liverpool. Walk through colourful meadows and woodlands with unexpected histories while spotting fascinating wildlife.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.8 (km: 2.88)
A view over the South Garden at Speke Hall with the timber-framed house in the background
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Trail

Speke Hall and Garden trail 

Enjoy an easy stroll taking in views of the Tudor hall and restored garden from every angle.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 0.5 (km: 0.8)
A Shetland pony in a field on the side of Arnside Knott
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Trail

Arnside Knott circular walk 

Lake District

Admire countryside views over Cumbria and discover the sights and sounds of wildlife on this circular walk at Arnside Knott, renowned for its varied wildlife.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.7 (km: 2.72)
A visitor inspecting the ruins of St Patrick's Chapel, Morecambe Bay
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Place

Heysham Coast 

The Heysham Coast offers more than your average seaside stroll. Enjoy spectacular views across Morecambe Bay and the Lake District, and discover the ruins of St Patrick's Chapel, located on the headland.

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Top walks in Liverpool city centre

Renowned portrait photographer Edward Chambré Hardman captured many iconic shots of post-war Liverpool. Follow in his footsteps on a city centre circular walk.

The Hardmans' House, Liverpool
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Hardman cathedrals walk 

A circular walk in central Liverpool taking in the places that inspired Edward Chambré Hardman near Rodney Street, including the two cathedrals.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)
The Hardmans' House, Liverpool
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Trail

Hardman city centre walk 

A circular route, starting at Liverpool Lime Street Station, taking in some of the iconic buildings and views that Edward Chambré Hardman photographed.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)
The Hardmans' House, Liverpool
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Trail

Hardman Pier Head walk 

Discover some of the iconic buildings and views that Edward Chambré Hardman captured with many of his photographs on a circular walk.

Activities
Walking
DistanceMiles: 2 (km: 3.2)

Explore walks further away from home

View over Derwent Water looking towards Skiddaw in the Lake District in spring

Walking in the Lake District 

From gentle ambles to more challenging hikes, these are some of the best walks to explore the heart of the Lake District.

Two women walking on a path through woodland on Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire in Wales

Walking in Wales 

Explore wide open landscapes, gentler coastal strolls or energetic hikes for something a little more challenging. We've rounded up some of the best places to walk in Wales.

Visitors walking around the ruins at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Yorkshire

Walking in Yorkshire 

Discover some of the best walks in Yorkshire, from rugged Pennine beauty spots to parkland and meadows perfect for a family stroll.

Walking in the gardens at Quarry Bank, Cheshire

Walking in Cheshire and Greater Manchester 

From stepping back in time on a stroll at Alderley Edge to wandering through moorland at Lyme, these are some of the best walks in Cheshire and Greater Manchester.

Visitors in the garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire: a child stands on railings with the house in the background

Discover more in Liverpool and Lancashire

Journey from a Tudor house to the childhood homes of Lennon & McCartney via coastal pinewoods and a photographic time capsule.