10 Best Parks in Liverpool for Your Daily Walk
There’s nothing better than taking a nice fresh autumn walk to clear your head, especially in these rather strange times!
With new restrictions recently put in place in Merseyside, many students may feel like they’re twiddling their thumbs with not a whole lot to do.
When you’ve finished bingeing your favourite box set on telly, why not go out and take a stroll?
Leaving your comfy student accommodation and changing out of your PJ’s may sound like too much effort, but trust us, it’ll make you feel loads better.
Did you know? The city of Liverpool actually has a ton of nice walking spots, some even being pretty damn Insta-worthy.
We’ve done our research and gathered a list of the top 10 parks in Liverpool for your daily walk, use this list as inspo and get your best walking shoes on!
Please ensure you are adhering to the Government guidelines around social distancing when you visit any of these areas.
1. Sefton Park
If you haven’t been to Sefton Park yet, you need to get yourselves down there ASAP.
Perhaps one of the most popular parks in the city, this 200-acre park of lush green space is the perfect place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
You could relax by the boating lake, or take a wander through The Palm House filled with an amazing botanical collection (great for Instagram!)
Grab yourself a nice hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows at the café, pop your headphones in, and get those steps in!
2. Otterspool Promenade
Why not head down to the south of the city and visit Otterspool Promenade and take a nice walk along the River Mersey?
Be sure to wrap up warm this time of year because it’ll probs be a little windy, but refreshing nonetheless!
If you start at the far end and keep walking, you’ll end up at the Royal Albert Dock which is always a wonderful sight to see.
3. Calderstones Park
It might be a little too chilly for a picnic, but Calderstones Park is a stunning 94-acre park in South Liverpool that’s great for a brisk walk!
The park was chosen as a WW2 hero dog’s resting place called Jet, with a monument to him in the park, aw.
The monument has been in the park since 1949 and can still be found today, giving you a great opportunity to do some exploring.
Fun fact: there’s an oak tree in this park that’s over 1,000 years old, pretty cool right?
4. Stanley Park
Whether you’re a Liverpool or Everton fan, it’s safe to say this stunning park that divides the two grounds is a great option for everyone!
With a fishing lake and Grade II listed historic features, you can deffo spend a few hours here to get some fresh air.
The rose gardens are a particularly Insta-worthy aspect of the park, so stick on your best pout and get posing!
Stanley Park can be accessed by Walton Lane and Anfield Road and there’s a handy car park at the Anfield Road end of the park too.
5. Newsham Park
This 121-acre park was opened in 1868 and part of a set of Victorian public parks in Liverpool including Sefton Park and Stanley Park (mentioned above!)
If you have a permit, you could even try a spot of fishing in the lake, how cool is that!
There’s a sports hub area for skateboarders, BMX, and scooter riders, as well as a playground if you want to relive your childhood.
Newsham Park is a 20-minute hop on the bus from central Liverpool, so if you’re living in our Windsor Court accommodation, it’s a great excuse to leave the busy city and have some chilled vibes.
6. St James Mount and Gardens
The stunning St James Mount and Gardens is adjacent to the very picturesque Liverpool Anglican Cathedral!
This may sound a little spooky to some, but a nice walk around the grounds with your pals can actually be really pleasant.
Don’t worry about struggling to find the cathedral, it’s big and very easy to spot!
Located about a 20-minute walk from central Liverpool, if you live in our St Andrew’s Gardens accommodation, this calm city retreat is just a short stroll away.
7. Festival Gardens
A former household ‘tip’ adjacent to the Mersey is Festival Gardens, filled with colour and scenic walking routes!
The International Garden Festival was designed to regenerate Liverpool and drive tourism following an industrial decline and the Toxteth riots.
Redevelopment took place in 2010 and the garden was transformed into a beautiful space, the perfect place for a picnic, bike ride or chilled out walk!
Take plenty of selfies at the Japanese Gardens or explore the woodland gardens and see how many cute little squirrels you can find – there seems to be a weirdly large amount in Liverpool parks!
8. Allerton Tower Park
Head to south Liverpool and take a nice brisk stroll around Allerton Tower Park!
This beautiful 35-acre park is perfect for a stroll to take your mind off studying, although it’s quiet and often overlooked, it’s a great place to wind down.
The space became a public park in 1927 and has a somewhat mysterious vibe to it, it can be quite spooky too!
9. Croxteth Country Park
A space even bigger than Sefton Park? Surely not! Croxteth Hall and Park offers a fabulous walking area consisting of woodlands and ponds.
It’s easy to lose yourself on the long, winding trails and paths and immerse yourself in this quiet, tranquil area!
Take a stroll along the grounds, or pop to the café and grab yourself a nice cup of coffee and chill out.
The walled garden is another great Insta-opportunity, and if you’re feeling brave, you could always visit Jungle Parc and have a go on the zip wires!
It costs £5 to visit Croxteth Hall and the walled garden, and the grounds are open from 7am-5pm every day.
10. Birkenhead Park
Rumour has it that Central Park in New York is based on Birkenhead Park in Wirral, we’ll let that sink in for a minute!
Birkenhead Park was the world’s first publicly funded park, and was opened in 1847 by Joseph Paxton.
There’s so much to do and see here, whether you fancy a game of cricket, footy, tennis, some fishing, or just a general mooch.
Although this is across the water on The Wirral, the trip is worth it, because this place is stunning on a crisp autumn morning!
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