GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Merseyside Cycle Routes

There's much to see in Merseyside on your bicycle with a number of well signed routes now open. Highlights include the River Mersey with cycle paths running along the side of many sections of the river.
Part of the Trans Penine Trail also runs through the county and is well worth a look.

Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Merseyside Cycle Map>>

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Merseyside including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Croxteth Country Park3 miles (4.5 km)This 500 acre country park in Liverpool has a number of fine cycling and walking paths. The park includes a 16th century hall, wildflower meadow, walled garden and nature reserve. View Full Details>>
Eastham Country Park1 miles (2 km)This park is located on the Wirral bank of the River Mersey, profferring fantastic views across the estuary. Eastham consists of 100 acres of broadleaf woodland with surfaced walking paths and a cycle track. The park has a visitor centre, tea garden and two riverside pubs. View Full Details>>
Leeds and Liverpool Canal126 miles (203 km)Enjoy waterside cycling and walking along Britain's longest single canal. It runs for 126 miles across the Pennines, passing many villages, towns and cities with a fascinating heritage and industrial history. There are also umpteen pretty locks, viaducts and some wonderful countryside to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Liverpool City Walk10 miles (16 km)This long circular walk through the centre of Liverpool visits the city's most famous sights. You'll visit the waterfront, Albert Dock, Liverpool Festival Gardens, Sefton Park and Princes Park on this 10 mile trail. The route uses the waymarked Trans Pennine Trail so most of it is also suitable for cyclists. View Full Details>>
Liverpool Loop Line10 miles (16 km)This traffic free cycle ride follows National Cycle Route 62 and a disused railway line from Halewoodto Aintree. The flat surfaced path is a great ride for beginners, families or anyone looking for a leisurely ride. It's also suitable for walkers in the mood for a nice easy stroll. The path is lined with attractive woodland and bluebells in the spring months. View Full Details>>
Liverpool to Neston26 miles (42 km)Follow National Cycle route 56 on this interesting and varied ride. You start in Sefton Park and head towards the river where a riverside path takes you past Albert Dock to the Seacombe Ferry. Here you cross the Mersey and join another off road section taking you past New Brighton, Wallasey and into Birkenhead. The route continues through the Wirral on a mixture of quiet roads and traffic free paths before finishing at Neston railway. View Full Details>>
Liverpool to Warrington28 miles (45 km)This ride takes you along National Cycle route 62 and the Trans Penine Trail from Liverpool to Warrington via Widnes. You start at the Albert Dock in Liverpool and head along the River Mersey before passing through Sefton Park. You soon rejoin the river taking you to Widnes where there are splendid views of the Silver Jubilee Bridge which joins Widnes and Runcorn. You continue along the riverside path from Widnes to Warrington where you finish by the tourist information centre. View Full Details>>
Manchester to Liverpool47 miles (75 km)This ride takes you along NCN route 62 and the View Full Details>>
North Wirral Coastal Park3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this super coastal country park in the Wirral. The park covers 400 acres making it the largest park in the Wirral. There is a super waterside cycling and walking path running along the lovely Wirral Peninsula - you could even continue along it to Wallasey and beyond if you have time. View Full Details>>
Stadt Moers Park2 miles (3 km)Explore 220 acres of meadows, woodland and ponds in this splendid country park in Knowsley. There are a series of excellent walking tracks taking you throughgrassland, marsh areas and young woodland. There is also a cycleway so you could bring your bike too. View Full Details>>
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths. It starts on the Yorkshire coast at Hornsea and passes through Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before finishing on the Merseyside coast at Southport. View Full Details>>
Wirral Circular Trail37 miles (60 km)Explore the beautiful Wirral Peninsula on this circular cycling and walking trail. The 60km(37mile) trail starts at the Seacombe Ferry Terminal and visits Wallasey, Hoylake, Heswall and Neston. Along the way there's splendid views over the Mersey to the city of Liverpool on the eastern side of the peninsula. At the northern end around Hoylake you can look out upon the estuary of the River Dee and the Irish Sea. On the western side you will pass West Kirby and the splendid Wirral Country Park with boulder-clay cliffs and more great views of the Dee Estuary and the lovely Hilbre Island. You can visit the island at low tide and look out for grey seals. View Full Details>>
Wirral Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)Enjoy fabulous views of the Wirral Peninsula in this delightful coastal country park. The park is the first designated country park in Britain, opening in 1973. You can climb the 60 feet high, boulder-clay cliffs where there are splendid views of the Dee Estuary. There are excellent facilities with Picnic Areas, Visitor Centre, Shop, Information staff, Cafe, BBQ area and a Bird Hide. The Wirral Way walking and cycling trail also runs through the park. You can follow the trail to the lovely village of Parkgate where there are great views across the marshes of the Dee Estuary and large variety of wildfowl and waders to look out for. View Full Details>>
Wirral Way12 miles (19 km)This is a terrific walk or cycle ride that runs along a pleasant traffic free path through the Wirral Countryside and along the coastal estuary of theRiver Dee. It follows the track bed of part of the former Birkenhead Railway route from Hooton to West Kirby. View Full Details>>

Your Submitted Routes

Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Chester to Beaumaris93 miles (150 km)**

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