Fight the winter blues: get out and discover the adventures on your doorstep this season with our walks guide

Liverpool and its surroundings offer so many options for enjoyable winter walks, so ditch that duvet and step outside for some fresh air!
From urban strolls to coastal promenades and tranquil countryside, we’ve got it all right here. Picture – supplied.From urban strolls to coastal promenades and tranquil countryside, we’ve got it all right here. Picture – supplied.
From urban strolls to coastal promenades and tranquil countryside, we’ve got it all right here. Picture – supplied.

Whether you prefer urban strolls, coastal promenades, or tranquil countryside, there are plenty to choose from during the winter months in and around our lovely city.

Winter offers the chance to find peace and quiet as well as a surprising new take on familiar horizons… what are you waiting for?

Get your greenery fix

Just across the river, Wirral Country Park provides a variety of walking trails, including those along the coast and through woodlands. The first country park in Britain, it offers stunning views of the estuary and the Liverpool skyline. You may have to look a little harder for wildlife in winter but it’s there!

Less than an hour’s drive away (or accessible via its very own train station) is Cheshire’s largest woodland, Delamere Forest. It’s a peaceful retreat for winter walks, where you can explore the woodland trails and enjoy the serenity of the forest. There are walks for all abilities as well as the chance to try orienteering or just watch the wildlife by the lake; you can even hire a cabin and make a weekend of it.

Take in the fresh sea air

Head north to Formby Beach, part of the National Trust, and enjoy a bracing walk along the sandy shore and through the pine forests. It's also a great place for birdwatching and taking in the fresh sea air.

Located on the Wirral Peninsula, the promenade at New Brighton offers a pleasant meander along the waterfront with cheering views of the Liverpool skyline and the Mersey. Or visit Crosby Beach for a unique backdrop for a coastal walk and some of the most stunning winter sunsets in the country, as well as the chance to see Antony Gormley's surreal Another Place installation with its 100 iron men sculptures.

See the city differently

Explore the iconic waterfront area, home to landmarks such as the Royal Albert Dock, the Beatles Story, and the Museum of Liverpool, and head further along the River Mersey for a leisurely walk and admire the city's architecture – just remember to wrap up warm.

Stroll Otterspool promenade and head towards the city for a stimulating four-mile jaunt, ending at Albert Dock; this is also a great route to run or cycle. Or just stretch your legs and take a walk through the heart of Liverpool and enjoy the festive lights and decorations during the holiday season. Stroll along our city's vibrant streets and explore its shops and restaurants.

Keep warm and watch the weather

Before heading out for winter walks in and around Liverpool, be sure to check the weather conditions, dress warmly, and be mindful of daylight hours.

Confirm the opening hours and availability of attractions and events, particularly during the winter season. And remember to take a fully charged mobile phone with you if you’re going anywhere remote.

Have you got the power?

Jackery, the world’s leading expert in portable and environmentally friendly power solutions, is kicking off this year’s Black Friday extravaganza with selected power stations and solar generators up to half-price, from today (Friday, 17 November).

Two of the largest Black Friday deals include the Explorer 1000, which is available with a capacity of 1002Wh and has a whopping 50 per cent off at only £524 (RRP £1049) when purchased directly from the Jackery Amazon Shop.

Its little sibling, the Explorer 500 also has a discount of 46 per cent and is available for just £299 (RRP £556.99) from both Amazon and Jackery direct.

Amazon Black Friday offers are valid until 27 November while Jackery is offering an additional one-day promotion for purchases directly from the Jackery UK online shop until 28 November.

Jackery also offers a 30-day price-match guarantee to all direct customers of the website, a five-year guarantee on the discounted Pro series and many more surprises including vouchers worth up to £200 that can be used to purchase accessories throughout the Black Friday period.

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