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Due to Liverpool‘s close proximity to the sea, there are several picturesque running routes in and around the city. Alongside this, there are a couple of stand-out inner-city runs with designated routes worth checking out too, so read on to find out about our six favourite scenic running routes in and around Liverpool!
For some of the best views across Liverpool, head for an early morning run at Otterspool Prom. Though it’s a flat route throughout, the route can get quite wet and muddy in the winter, so make sure you wear appropriate footwear/clothing, or preserve these runs for those fresh spring/summer mornings. A popular route is to the Pier head, which is around 4.5 miles.
Meols Parade runs along the Wirral coastline and is a favourite with local runners. Whether you choose to run alongside the beaches or on them, this slightly southwestern route down to Red Rocks (at the far edge of the Wirral) provides some stunning views across Wales and the Irish Sea.
There are various running routes popular with locals around Crosby Beach and Marine Lake. For a challenging 10km route you could start at Crosby Marine Lake and head towards the beach; 6km of the run on sand as you pass all 100 of Anthony Gormley’s famous statues before looping back around when you reach the Crosby Leisure Centre, finishing off where you started. For a shorter 6km route, end your run before you loop back on yourself.
New Brighton Promenade is a popular running route due to the views across the water and the fact that the annual Wirral Half Marathon and 10k pass through here, providing inspiration to many! Mostly on flat, solid ground, the running route around New Brighton Promenade is one of the most scenic in Wirral, but for the more experienced runner, perhaps try the route from New Brighton to Birkenhead or Port Sunlight.