Go walking in Merseyside


Go walking in woodlands, parks and nature reserves within Merseyside - it's free!



The Mersey Forest is an expanding collection of woodlands and green spaces within Merseyside and North Cheshire. We have walk ideas from gentle strolls to longer hikes through woodland both ancient and brand new. 

There are a whole host of woodlands within the Forest, from dramatic pine forest to small, calm urban oasis. Relax, enjoy nature and get a proven boost to your wellbeing by walking in woodland.


You can explore The Mersey Forest in our Things To Do section. There are plenty of walks and cycle routes to download and print.


The whole aim of The Mersey Forest is to plant more trees across the area, helping to make Merseyside and North Cheshire into one of the best places to live in the UK. If you'd like to see the forest expand, please join us or support us with a donation.


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Walk around Bidston Moss 


It's hard to believe that Bidston Moss was once one of Merseyside's biggest rubbish dumps – it's now been transformed into a thriving community woodland. There's a fishing lake, cycle routes including a 2km perimeter trail and great walks around the unusual steep terrain.


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Walk in Sefton Coast Woodlands 


A whole swathe of beautiful woodlands are scattered across the coastal part of Sefton borough near Formby, intermingled with dunes. They are one of the few remaining places in Britain where you can see the native red squirrel.


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