Hale and the River Mersey

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This is one of your few chances to walk alongside a really wide river in this country. Hale is a village in a little corner of Cheshire that sneaks right into Merseyside, as close as John Lennon Airport, in fact. Despite that, there are arable fields and wide views across the river as far as the Clwydian Hills. If you are still thrilled by low-flying aircraft, here mainly Ryanair and Easyjet, then this will be a further attraction. Add the chance of sightings of seabirds and waders (depending on season and tide) and you have the makings of a memorable half-day walk.

England - North England - Cheshire - River Walk


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
5/27/2018 - Graham Moss

Walked 27/05/18. Walked in the opposite direction as felt the reward of nearing the airport after a long and tedious road walk would be an encouragement to two small boys. That being said the walk would be a pleasant afternoon walk if it were not for the amount of dog dirt along the path. Near the airport it gets even worse with all manner of litter strewn around and even fly tipped rubbish almost blocking the path as you try to get down to the river. As a local lad I must ask the question - do Merseysiders have no pride in their environment?

1/13/2014 - Giuseppe Alfonso

Hi, This is a an excellent walk, combining rural village with lovely thatched buildings and history to boot. The walk along the Mersey is lovely with rewarding views over to Frodsham and Helsby hills.You could cut the walk short as the author states or take any of the paths leading to hale hall, through the woods, or before the steps, towards the yellow landing guide lights for the airport along side the wood, to cut some of the lane out by the car park. excellent whichever way you take

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