World Walking Day 2021
In partnership with The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA), LJMU are encouraging our community to get walking!
Dr Lynne Boddy from LJMU’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Physical Activity Exchange, explains here why a brisk walk is not only good for our physical and mental health but the planet too.
Living in Liverpool, we are lucky enough to have so many parks, coastal paths and nature spots on our doorstep. Here are our top five favourite walks in Liverpool and the surrounding area:
Loved by Liverpool locals, stroll around 235 acres of park land at Sefton Park. With a boating lake, and a café, the park is the perfect place to grab a coffee and admire the autumnal colours of the trees.
Walk from the Albert Dock all along the promenade for riverside greenery at its finest. This 4.9-mile stretch is a great opportunity to get that much needed fresh air.
If a bit of art and culture whilst you walk is your cup of tea, head to Crosby and the Sefton Coastal Path. Not only can you see water sports at the marine park, you can also spot Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ sculptures which consist of 100 life sized statues spread out across 1.5 miles of the beach estuary.
Take the train across to The Wirral for a walk to this island. Time it right when the tide is out and you can walk across in 45 minutes from West Kirby.
For the perfect windswept walk head out of the city centre to Formby Beach, it’s nature at its finest and your chance to walk through sand dunes, woodland and even spot a rare red squirrel.
What are you waiting for, get out in the great outdoors this weekend and don’t forget to tag @ljmu #worldwalkingday