Sefton Coastal Path 1: Waterloo - Hightown

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Waterloo Station - Crosby Promenade - Hightown Dunes - Hightown Station

Architecture along the route reflects Liverpool's seafaring past, including the Victorian homes of once-prosperous captains. The thriving 19th Century economy of Liverpool was reflected in the impressive houses positioned away from the docks.
The shore itself is now most famous for Anthony Gormley's fantastic bronzes gazing wistfully out to sea. The area is also notable for sand-dunes, meadows covered in wildflowers and evidence of a submerged forest. Towards the end of the route, keep an eye out for shore birds including curlew and the impressively named bar-tailed godwit in the Alt Estuary.

England - North England - Merseyside - Coast


Birds, Flowers, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
15/11/2012 - Jim Grindle

From November 2012 to March 2013 you will not be able to continue the Sefton Coastal Path as the section from Hightown along the railway line is being re-built. It may be open over the Christmas holiday and you could take a train to Formby and pick up the walk from there. Jim Grindle.

30/01/2008 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Lovely walk to start the Sefton Coastal Path. However, if you do it at high tide and in fierce winds as we did I would recommend two things; waterproofs for the spray coming over the promenade and goggles for the sand!! Along the promenade you will now see the 100 sculptures of naked men - work of Anthony Gormley - some on the beach; others much farther out.

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