Despite its big city status, Liverpool is actually home to a plethora of walking trails, hikes, and places to escape to nature. Whether you’re looking to explore the city’s waterfront or head further afield to lesser-known routes, the range of hiking trails in Liverpool offers suitable options for all abilities and tastes.
If you have a few days in Liverpool, I’ve written articles on fun things to do in the city, as well as the best areas and places to stay. If your itinerary allows, be sure to check out a Beatles tour too – you simply cannot visit Liverpool without learning about the band that brought it worldwide fame!
I’m an avid walker and hiker, and while there aren’t many particularly difficult hikes in Liverpool, you can find plenty of relaxing strolls around this lively city. If you’re after some more strenuous hikes and scenery, you can opt to travel a little out of the center.
Walks around Liverpool offer up respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing you to explore the great outdoors and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. I’ve lived in Liverpool for part of my life, and still have family living there now; over the years I’ve come to gather a list of favorite walks nearby. It’s one of my favorite places to explore in the UK.
10 Best Walks in Liverpool
I’ve taken countless walks in Liverpool and the vicinity over the years, often frequenting the same routes time and time again.
Hiking trails in Liverpool, however, don’t tend to be the most difficult. I’ve put together the following list based on their accessibility, ease, scenery, and personal experience. If I haven’t visited the trail myself, I’ve based its inclusion on recommendations from friends who live in, and know, the area.
These are the best hikes around Liverpool:
1. Sefton Park (Best for Families)
Sefton Park is arguably one of the most well-known and most-loved walks in Liverpool. This huge 200-acre park is home to an abundance of wildlife, flora, and fauna, and is one I’ve visited time and time again.
The park itself boasts numerous walking trails, statues, and a cafe. I’d also recommend visiting the Palm House, a beautifully restored building made out of glass panels (it’s particularly eye-catching when it’s lit up at night).
This circular route is one of the easier Liverpool trails and is perfect for families with strollers or those with reduced mobility, as there are lots of benches…