Welcome to Walk in the Woods Month

We're encouraging everybody to get outside, get active and enjoy the woodlands of Merseyside and North Cheshire for Walk in the Woods Month.

Walk in the Woods Month is a Tree Council initiative that takes place every May, and there's always a whole host of organised walks taking place in parks, woodlands and other green spaces. Check out our guide below for this year's list of events. If you think there's anything we've missed, please contact us and we'll be happy to promote your walk for you on this page.

 

Nature4Health:

N4H_Logo_Col.pngA number of the walks are part of our new Nature4Health initiative that aims to use the power of nature to improve our wellbeing. Nature4Health includes:

 

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You can also find more walks and woodlands to explore in Merseyside and North Cheshire on our Discover The Mersey Forest website which provides free printable and downloadable maps and directions for you to take with you on your adventure. 

 

Guide to the month of walks:

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MAY 2016
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Find dozens of great guided walks this May across Merseyside and Cheshire in our online guide below. Enjoy!

Walk in the Woods month in The Mersey Forest is part of the national Walk in the Woods campaign by The Tree Council
 

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TUE
17
Lymm Dam Walk Lymm, Warrington, 12:00 PM

Lymm Dam. Meet at car park, Crouchley Lane, WA13 0AS

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
TUE
17
Nordic Walking Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 10:30 AM

A great way of meeting new friends and gettting fit at the same time. Followed by a cuppa in the café. Call Suzanne to sign up. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: The Mersey Forest, 01925 816217.
TUE
17
Wheatacre Walk Bold , St.Helens, 13:30 PM

Wheatacre Walk - Meet at Burtonwood Playground Carpark, Gorsey Lane, WA5 4HP. Walk lasts about 2 hoursand includes steep slope as going over to Bold Moss - alternative route available.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
TUE
17
Town Park Walk Widnes, Halton, 10.00AM

A short walk around Town Park. Meet at ski slope car park, WA7 6TP. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
TUE
17
Windmill Hill Walk Runcorn, Halton, 13:00 PM

Tuesday afternoon walks, Windmill Hill, 1pm (includes Norton Priory walks and cafe). Meet outside Priory View (LHT community house), Southwood Avenue, Windmill Hill, WA7 6LF. All walks approx 1 hour walking plus approx 30 minutes cafe visit. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
TUE
17
Halewood Park Walk Halewood, Knowsley, 01:00PM

A 3-4 mile walk starting from Halewood Park, taking approximately 2 hours, suitable for intermediate walkers. Meet at Halewood Park, Okell Drive. Halewood, L26 7XB .

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
TUE
17
Fomby Pinewoods Walk Formby, Sefton, 10:30 AM

The Pinewoods Walk is a medium walk that will take around 75 minutes to complete at a steady pace. Meet in front of Pinewoods Pub on Wicks Green (off Harington Road), L37 1PR

Organiser: Sefton Council, 0151 934 2824.
WED
18
Nordic Walking Risely Moss, Warrington, 13:00 PM

Join a new group to walk around the beautiful Risley Moss. Nordic Walking in a full body exercise that is easy on the joints and suitable for everyone. Call Suzanne to book a place. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: The Mersey Forest, 01925 816217.
WED
18
Mary Ann Meadows Walk Westbrook, Warrington, 11:00 AM

A short walk at Mary Ann Meadows. Meet on the car park off Blackshaw Drive, WA5 8XT.

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
WED
18
Old Town Runcorn, Halton, 11.00AM

Wednesday Morning Walks of about an hour with different venues each week. Meet at Car park at The Brindley, WA7 1BG

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
THU
19
Town Park Pramble Southport, Sefton, 10:30 PM

Prambles are an amble with your pram. The walk will last for about 60 minutes and sometimes includes a stop off at a local cafe for a cuppa. Meet at Linaker Children's Centre, Linaker Street, Southport PR8 5DB

Organiser: Sefton Council, 0151 934 2824.
THU
19
Knowsley Nordic Walk Huyton, Knowsley, 10:00 AM

An entry level Therapeutic Nordic Walking programme for beginners and new walkers at Court Hey Park. A gentle walk suitable for beginners and those recovering from previous injuries - for Knowsley residents only and booking is essential.

Organiser: National Wildflower Centre , 0151 738 1913.
THU
19
Bold Loop Walk Bold , St.Helens, 13:30 PM

Bold Loop Walk Starting at the Griffin Inn, Warrington Rd, Widnes, WA8 3XT

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
THU
19
Reeve Court St.Helens, St.Helens, 10.30PM

Reeve Court - Meet outside Reception, the walk will take in the gardens and grounds. Walk lasts approx. 30-45mins. There will then be a short walk in the woods for a further half an hour.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
THU
19
Plodders Runcorn, Halton, 19.30 PM

Plodders - meet at Heath Park Duck Pond. Gentle strolls through to brisk 5km walks. Options allow you to choose a pace and distance, whist exploring the hidden beauties of Runcorn. 

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 07540 260 450.
THU
19
Victoria Park St.Helens, St.Helens, 12.30PM

Victoria Park Stroll. Lasts about 30 minutes. Meet at Bistro near Mansion House, WA10 2UE.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
THU
19
Stadt Moers Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 11:00AM

A one mile walk starting from Stadt Moers Park, taking approximately 45 minutes, suitable for beginners. Meet at Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston. L35 3RG.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
THU
19
Stadt Moers Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 12:15PM

An intermediate walk of 3-5 miles starting from Stadt Moers Park, taking approximately 3 hours. Meet at Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston. L35 3RG.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
THU
19
Stadt Moers Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 12:15PM

An advanced walk of 4-6 miles starting from Stadt Moers Park, taking approximately 3 hours. Meet at Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston. L35 3RG.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
THU
19
Chester Chester, Cheshire, 11:00 AM

An all day 12 mile leisurely walk from Chester along The Marches Way to Holt. Return by bus. The starting point will be at Chester Railway Station.

Organiser: North and Mid Cheshire Area Ramblers, 01565 634510.
FRI
20
Everton Park Walk Everton, Liverpool, 10:30 AM

A new Friday walk to meet new people, to be healthy and have fun. Meet at May Duncans, L5 4LA. Contact Julie for more details. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: Cass Foundation, 07951 663846.
FRI
20
Birchwood Walk Birchwood, Warrington, 10:30 AM

Birchwood Forest Park. Meet on car park off Moss Gate, WA3 6QX

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
SAT
21
Lyme and Wood Pits Country Park Haydock, St.Helens, 13.00PM

Meet at car park Vista Road, Haydock, WA11 0RN. Rough terrain and muddy areas, walking boots or wellingtons more suitable. Lasts about an hour.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
SUN
22
Croxteth Park Walk Croxteth, Liverpool, 12:00 PM

A new Sunday walk to meet new people, to be healthy and have fun. Meet at Lifestyles Croxteth, L11 0BS. Contact Julie for more details. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: Cass Foundation, 07951 663846.
SUN
22
Marton Walk Marton, Cheshire, 10:00 AM

A leisurely 5 mile walk along the Whitegate Way and Marton. The starting point will be at the Old Station Car Park on the Whitegate Way, CW7 2QE

Organiser: North and Mid Cheshire Area Ramblers, .
MON
23
Bewsey Park Nordic Walk Bewsey, Warrington, 12:30PM

Nordic Walking - leaving from the Bewsey Park Community Hub, Troutbeck Avenue, Bewsey, WA5 0AB

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
MON
23
Court Hey Cardio walk Huyton, Knowsley, 11.00AM

A Cardiac Rehab Walk of approx 1 mile in Court Hey Park, Huyton, L16 3NA

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
MON
23
Victoria Park Walk Widnes, Halton, 12:30 PM

A short walk around Victoria Park. Meet at the visitor centre/cafe. Walk & chat with 1 or 2 laps around the Park, a flat surface with options of routes between 10 - 30 minutes. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
MON
23
Victoria Park Walk Widnes, Halton, 12:30 PM

A short walk around Victoria Park WA8 6SJ.Meet the Adult Learning Disability team outside Visitor Centre/Cafe. Short walk for adults with a learning disability and carers . This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 6606.
MON
23
Lunch Time Lap St.Helens, St.Helens, 13.00PM

Lunch Time Lap: Town Hall Walk. Enjoy a walk around Fosters Park lasting about 30 minutes. Meet at The Town Hall steps, WA10 1HF

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
MON
23
Mill Dam Farm Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 10:00AM

An advanced walk of 4-6 miles starting from Mill Dam Farm Park, taking approximately 3 hours. Meet at Mill Dam Farm Park, Mill Lane Kirkby. L32 2AU

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
MON
23
Halewood Park Walk Halewood, Knowsley, 10:00AM

A one mile walk starting from Halewood Park, taking approximately 45 minutes, suitable for beginners. Meet at Halewood Park, Okell Drive. Halewood, L26 7XB.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
TUE
24
Fomby Pinewoods Walk Formby, Sefton, 10:30 AM

The Pinewoods Walk is a medium walk that will take around 75 minutes to complete at a steady pace. Meet in front of Pinewoods Pub on Wicks Green (off Harington Road), L37 1PR

Organiser: Sefton Council, 0151 934 2824.
TUE
24
Nordic Walking Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 10:30 AM

A great way of meeting new friends and gettting fit at the same time. Followed by a cuppa in the café. Call Suzanne to sign up. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: The Mersey Forest, 01925 816217.
TUE
24
Kew Health Walk Southport, Sefton, 11:00 AM

This walk around Town Lane woodlands will take around 30 minutes to complete at a gentle pace and is suitable for beginners. Meet at Dobbies Garden Centre (top right of car park), PR8 4HX

Organiser: Sefton Council, 0151 934 2824.
TUE
24
Moore Nature Reserve Walk Warrington, Warrington, 12:00 PM

A short walk at Moore Nature Reserve. Meet at the car park on Lapwing Lane, WA4 6XE.

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
TUE
24
Bankes Park Billinge, St.Helens, 13:30 PM

Bankes Park. Walk lasts about 2 hours. Meet at main entrance of A571, Billinge, WN5 7HE Some steep slopes.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
TUE
24
Phoenix Park Walk Runcorn, Halton, 10.00am

A short walk at Phoenix Park. Meet near the visitor centre, WA7 2NY. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
TUE
24
Windmill Hill Walk Runcorn, Halton, 13:00 PM

Tuesday afternoon walks, Windmill Hill, 1pm (includes Norton Priory walks and cafe). Meet outside Priory View (LHT community house), Southwood Avenue, Windmill Hill, WA7 6LF. All walks approx 1 hour walking plus approx 30 minutes cafe visit. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
TUE
24
Taylor Park St.Helens, St.Helens, 12:30 PM

Meet at Taylor Park Boat House for a walk around the lake and then a walk in the park. Lasts between 30 minutes and an hour.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
TUE
24
Halewood Park Walk Halewood, Knowsley, 01:00PM

A 3-4 mile walk starting from Halewood Park, taking approximately 2 hours, suitable for intermediate walkers. Meet at Halewood Park, Okell Drive. Halewood, L26 7XB .

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
WED
25
Penketh Walk Penketh, Warrington, 11:00 AM

Penketh Library. Meet at library, Honiton Way, Penketh, WA5 2EY

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
WED
25
Nordic Walking Risely Moss, Warrington, 13:00 PM

Join a new group to walk around the beautiful Risley Moss. Nordic Walking in a full body exercise that is easy on the joints and suitable for everyone. Call Suzanne to book a place. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: The Mersey Forest, 01925 816217.
WED
25
Clock Face Walk Clock Face, St.Helens, 13:30 PM

Clock Face Country Park. Walk lasts about 2 hours. Meet at the Car Park Notice Board, opposite the old Clock Face Colliery, Gorsey Lane, WA9 4SE

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
WED
25
The Pastures and Evergreen Way Walk. Clock Face, St.Helens, 13:30 PM

The Pastures and Evergreen Way Walk. Walk lasts about an hour. Meet at the noticeboard on The Pastures WA9 4ZB for a walk around Clock Face Country Park Colliers Moss

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
WED
25
Wigg Island Runcorn, Halton, 11.00AM

Wednesday Morning Walks of about an hour with different venues each week. Due to the Bridge work, meet at the Brindley car park WA7 1BG

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
THU
26
Town Park Pramble Southport, Sefton, 10:30 PM

Prambles are an amble with your pram. The walk will last for about 60 minutes and sometimes includes a stop off at a local cafe for a cuppa. Meet at Linaker Children's Centre, Linaker Street, Southport PR8 5DB

Organiser: Sefton Council, 0151 934 2824.
THU
26
Stadt Moers Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 11:00AM

A one mile walk starting from Stadt Moers Park, taking approximately 45 minutes, suitable for beginners. Meet at Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston. L35 3RG.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
THU
26
Knowsley Nordic Walk Huyton, Knowsley, 10:00 AM

An entry level Therapeutic Nordic Walking programme for beginners and new walkers at Court Hey Park. A gentle walk suitable for beginners and those recovering from previous injuries - for Knowsley residents only and booking is essential.

Organiser: National Wildflower Centre , 0151 738 1913.
THU
26
The Earlestown Walk Earlestown, St.Helens, 10.00AM

Meet at the Forum Cafe by the Market Square, Stanley Street and go down and round the Dingle. Walk lasts approx. 45mins.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
THU
26
Plodders Runcorn, Halton, 19.30 PM

Plodders - meet at Heath Park Duck Pond. Gentle strolls through to brisk 5km walks. Options allow you to choose a pace and distance, whist exploring the hidden beauties of Runcorn. 

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 07540 260 450.
THU
26
Victoria Park St.Helens, St.Helens, 12.30PM

Victoria Park Stroll. Lasts about 30 minutes. Meet at Bistro near Mansion House, WA10 2UE.

Organiser: Healthy St. Helens, 0300 300 0103.
THU
26
Stadt Moers Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 12:15PM

An intermediate walk of 3-5 miles starting from Stadt Moers Park, taking approximately 3 hours. Meet at Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston. L35 3RG.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
THU
26
Stadt Moers Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 12:15PM

An advanced walk of 4-6 miles starting from Stadt Moers Park, taking approximately 3 hours. Meet at Stadt Moers Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston. L35 3RG.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
FRI
27
Everton Park Walk Everton, Liverpool, 10:30 AM

A new Friday walk to meet new people, to be healthy and have fun. Meet at May Duncans, L5 4LA. Contact Julie for more details. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: Cass Foundation, 07951 663846.
FRI
27
Woolston Walk Woolston, Warrington, 10.30AM

Woolston Neighbourhood Hub. Meet at library, Hall Road, WA1 4PN

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
SUN
29
Birchwood Walk Birchwood, Warrington, 10:00 AM

An easy 5 mile walk around Birchwood looking out for the orchids. The starting point will be the carpark opposite Birchwood Station WA3 7PU

Organiser: North and Mid Cheshire Area Ramblers, .
SUN
29
Croxteth Park Walk Croxteth, Liverpool, 12:00 PM

A new Sunday walk to meet new people, to be healthy and have fun. Meet at Lifestyles Croxteth, L11 0BS. Contact Julie for more details. This is part of Nature4Health, funded by the Big Lottery.

Organiser: Cass Foundation, 07951 663846.
MON
30
Court Hey Cardio walk Huyton, Knowsley, 11.00AM

A Cardiac Rehab Walk of approx 1 mile in Court Hey Park, Huyton, L16 3NA

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
MON
30
Halewood Park Walk Halewood, Knowsley, 10:00AM

A one mile walk starting from Halewood Park, taking approximately 45 minutes, suitable for beginners. Meet at Halewood Park, Okell Drive. Halewood, L26 7XB.

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
MON
30
Mill Dam Farm Walk Whiston, Knowsley, 10:00AM

An advanced walk of 4-6 miles starting from Mill Dam Farm Park, taking approximately 3 hours. Meet at Mill Dam Farm Park, Mill Lane Kirkby. L32 2AU

Organiser: Knowsley Council, 0151 443 2485.
TUE
31
Fomby Pinewoods Walk Formby, Sefton, 10:30 AM

The Pinewoods Walk is a medium walk that will take around 75 minutes to complete at a steady pace. Meet in front of Pinewoods Pub on Wicks Green (off Harington Road), L37 1PR

Organiser: Sefton Council, 0151 934 2824.
TUE
31
Windmill Hill Walk Runcorn, Halton, 13:00 PM

Tuesday afternoon walks, Windmill Hill, 1pm (includes Norton Priory walks and cafe). Meet outside Priory View (LHT community house), Southwood Avenue, Windmill Hill, WA7 6LF. All walks approx 1 hour walking plus approx 30 minutes cafe visit. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
TUE
31
Runcorn Hill Walk Runcorn, Halton, 10:00 AM

A short walk at Runcorn Hill. Meet near the visitor centre, WA7 4PT. This walk is part of Halton's Walking for Health programme, which can help you to get active, meet new people, and explore Halton.

Organiser: Halton Borough Council, 0151 511 8550.
THU
31
Frodsham Frodsham, Cheshire, 10:45AM

Linear Helsby to Frodsham via Kingswood. Meet in Helsby station, start at 10:45. Dogs allowed. Phone leader to check times. All Day. Bring lunch

Organiser: North and Mid Cheshire Area Ramblers, 0151 426 0925.
TUE
31
Walton Hall Gardens Walk Walton, Warrington, 12:00 PM

A short walk at Walton Hall Gardens. Meet in the car park in Higher Walton, WA4 6SN.

Organiser: Livewire Warrington , 0300 0030818.
   


Photos by Mike Roberts and McCoy Wynne (right click on any photo and see 'Properties' for photographer of that image).

 

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