Looking to make a day of it? Finding a new or the right trail for you can make all the difference. Get out for a run and find yourself refreshed and energised. We've done some research for you and have found some really nice trails for you to run and explore.
There’s nearly 16 km of running along waterfront paths south of Brunswick Dock. The best choice for a longer off-road run in Liverpool is the Otterspool Promenade, which runs along the River Mersey for up to 6 km one-way between Brunswick Dock and Grassendale. There are great views of the River Mersey along this dedicated waterfront path. The northern end of the path is at Brunswick Dock, where runners can add with our Royal Albert Dock route. Another good access point is at the Otterspool Promenade Park near Aigburth Station. This lively park has sculptures, fields, and other paths to choose from. The path can also be picked up as far south as the Grassendale Esplanade. BONUS: Lit at night!
Running routes don’t get much better than Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock. From flat waterfront quays to historic sites, this centralized route along the River Mersey has it all — plus plenty of options for variations and extensions! A good starting point is James Street train station. Run toward the river, passing George’s Dock to arrive at the Naval Memorial Waterfront Liverpool. Turn RIGHT to head north along the waterfront path towards the iconic Fab Four (Beatles) statue, the Three Graces building, and Princes Dock. At the northern edge of Princes Dock, turn back along the Prince’s Parade path and head south. Pass the Mersey Ferries, the Museum of Liverpool, and the Pilotage building, then cross over the Canning Dock to Albert Dock. Highlights include museums, the Liverpool Mountain sculpture, Ferris wheels, and arenas. We recommend continuing south to the point on Kings Parade, then doubling back on the opposite side of the docks. A full loop around the area is about 9 km. Combine with our Runseeing Tour or Otterspool Promenade route for more options.
Head to Rupert Lane Recreation Ground for some hilly fun in the heart of Liverpool. In this spacious linear park, runners will find asphalt lanes and sprawling sidewalks. A loop around the whole park is about 3 km, but the elevation change makes this a great place to run hill circuits.
Simply put, there’s a lot to see in Liverpool. Liverpool’s premier running specialists, Natterjack Running, have plotted an exceptional 7km tour around the city’s top sights. Start on North John Street, then head RIGHT along A57 to St. George’s Quarter where you can see the World Museum and St. Georges Hall. Continue south through the Knowledge Quarter, ending up at the Liverpool Cathedral. After a loop around the church yard, winds through Liverpool’s Chinatown, one of the oldest Chinese settlements in Europe. Then, follow Blundell Street west to Wapping and Royal Albert Dock. Here, the route follows a section of our Royal Albert Dock route north along the water, passing the Wheel of Liverpool, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Liverpool, and The Beatles statue before following Water Street back to the start.
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