As with the best of attractions you can visit the figures at any time of day all throughout the year. I want to go back alerady just one week after leaving. Nothing can capture the power of this art installation than standing nose to nose with one of the life size figurines, cast in the image of the artist's body. We had been wanting to visit...more
Just behind the beach and promenade at crosby is a small marina and boating lake. There are excellent views across the Mersey here and its of the best places along the Sefton coast to watch the ships.The path here will lead onto the coastal path that we took to Hightown dunes and onto to Formby.more
Just by the villas of Beach Lawn are the crescent gardens - a parkland inbetwwen the villas and the beach front where the coastal path all the way to Southport starts - see sports tip for more info.A word of warning here - avoid the publiv toilets here, they are a disgrace, graffitti, no paper and no water :-Smore
13 Beach Lawn, Waterloo, Crosby was the home of Thomas Henry Ismay, 1837-1899. He was the founder of the White Star Shipping line - owner of the ill-fated Titanic. This house is clearly visible from the Irish Sea at the mouth of the River Mersey, and all White Star vessels would offer a salute as they passed the Ismay residence.more
To reach Crosby and have the freedom to walk along the coastal paths, returning from a different point of departure then leave the car at home and take the train.
We took the train from our home in West Kirby to Liverpool and changed onto the merseyrail northern line for a short ride to Waterloo station . This left us free to walk in one direction to Formby and catch the train back home.
Its very easy to access the reach from the coastal path and the water can look very inviting...but heed the given warning about the soft sand, mud and gullies. Don't wander too far out and don't go swimming!
The River Alt is narrow at this point. Don't be alarmed if you hear gun shots here! An army training camp is situated just on the other side of the river and they can often be heard doing their rifle practice. If you want to cut the walk short Hightown station is soon reached -from the boatyard on the River Alt, join the road cross the roundabout...more
The 21 mile long Sefton Coastal Footpath can either be enjoyed as a challenging days walk or broken down into shorter sections using the train stations of the northern line Merseyrail. Running from Crosby to Southport, it covers duneland, farmland and pine woodland, with wonderful views of the sea and wide beaches. It is waymarked throughout with by yellow "toad" discs.This is because the rare natterjack toad can be spotted here.
A lovely summers day in June and it was perfect weather for the coastal path walk from Crosby past these balconied villas to Formby passing Merseysides other river the River Alt with its boats moored on the estuary. More details of the latter part of this varied walk can be seen in the off the beaten path section.more
At the height of its Empire, Liverpool was one of the world's busiest ports; local sea captains and ship owners became wealthy. Many of them liked to keep an eye on the comings and goings of theur ships and so built fine houses away from the docks but within sight of the shipping lanes. Such fine victorian villas and mansions are to be found at...more