On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Hightown to Ainsdale

Features Royal Birkdale Golf Course, the venue for The Open in 2008; Ainsdale Discovery Centre, headquarters of Sefton Council’s Coast & Countryside Service; Sands Lake Nature Trail and several top rated nature reserves with Grass of Parnassus, wild Orchids, rare butterflies, Sand Lizards, Natterjack Toads, plus hordes of shorebirds in winter. Formby Point has four more excellent nature reserves; the National Trust’s famous Red Squirrel Reserve; the site of the UK’s oldest lifeboat station; magnificent sand dunes and pine woodlands; the tidal mudflats of the River Alt, yet more shorebirds and a church with a unique stained glass window featuring the wildlife of the Sefton Coast. Phew! Plenty to keep you busy along this route!

Distance: 
6.7 miles / 10.7 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
2 -3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
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