Great Places to Walk Your Dog in Liverpool7 March 2023
Walking our furry friends is such an important part of dog ownership. If you’re borrowing a dog, you might not know the best places to go, so we hope to inspire you with these five local wagtastic walking spots for you and your doggy, borrowed or owned, in Liverpool.
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This vast and magnificent park is a Grade I historic park, as well as a Green Flag Award and Green Heritage Award winning site. There really is something for everyone within its 235 acres, whether you fancy a leisurely stroll with your pooch, a hot drink in one of the cafes or a bit of bird watching at the Aviary viewing point.
The park’s Bandstand is said to be the inspiration for The Beatles’ Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band. You and your pooch will have plenty to do and see on a trip to Sefton Park.
Plan your walk to Sefton Park.
Liverpool Council describes the Otterspool Park Promenade as “an ideal place to go for a stroll, walk the dog, cycle or just relax.” This beautiful riverside walk has stunning views across the River Mersey (as far as the North Wales mountains), as well as accompanying hills and parkland for your four-legged furry friend to frolick.
There are bars and restaurants along the way and this is the perfect spot for you and your pooch to enjoy a stunning sunset.
Plan your walk to Otterspool Park.
Walton Hall Park
Based in the Walton area in the north east corner of the city, Walton Hall Park is 130 acres just north of Liverpool’s two big football stadiums - Goodison Park and Anfield. There is a fitness trail around the park, perfect for a brisk dog walk. One complete loop of the park is 3.25km. There is also a lake for fishing and a smaller pond used for model boats. The park is very popular with the local residents of Walton.
Plan your walk to Walton Hall Park.
Wirral Country Park
Located on the Wirral Peninsula, Wirral Country Park was the first designated country park in Britain, opening in 1973. The park is rich in wildlife, with many badgers and foxes, as well as ten species of butterfly. The park is very popular with walkers and has several routes that you can take to really stretch your dog’s legs, including The Wirral Way and Heswall Dales and fields walk.
Plan your walk to Wirral Country Park.
This Grade II listed Victorian park consists of 121 acres of parkland and is home to two large lakes - great for fishing or sailing model boats. Newsham park is popular with families and is surrounded by beautiful architecture. This includes Newsham House, where Queen Victoria once stayed, which is now used as Judges lodgings.
Plan your walk to Newsham Park.
Humans and doggy pals alike love a day out by the sea and only a short drive away is Crosby. You can walk a dog along the sandy Blundellsands Beach and take in the famous installation ‘Another Place’ by British sculptor Antony Gormley. Watch the tide go out and reveal 100 cast-iron figures stretched along 1km of expansive coastline.
Do your own mini walking tour
If you’re new to Liverpool how about doing your own mini walking tour! If you want to soak up some Beatles spirit wander down to Stanley Street and have your photo taken with “Eleanor Rigby”. Bonus points if you can get your dog sitting on the bench to pose! If you want to continue with the Beatles theme you can visit the Fab Four’s very own statue tribute on Liverpool’s waterfront. While there, why not wave at the people making their journey on a ‘Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey’ and try not to get the well-known song by Gerry & The Pacemakers stuck in your head!
Formby National Park
Next you could head to Formby National Park which takes around 40 minutes by car or train from Liverpool city centre. Take a chance to spot a rare red squirrels in this doggy friendly pine woodland, although, when in the squirrel area you must keep the dog you are walking on a lead. There are some doggy-friendly picnic locations so it is the perfect excuse to bring the picnic hamper.
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