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Top 10 Cycle Routes

The best way to see much of Southport and the wider area is by bike! Get to the parts of the coast and countryside that are not accessible by car and explore the 22 miles of coast, experience some stunning scenery, rolling dunes and blow the cobwebs away?

Choose one that you’d like to do, dust off the bikes, helmets on and go for it.

If you are visiting Southport and you don't have a bike, you can hire them at the Southport Eco Centre or Southport Train Station.

Asparagus Cycle Route

Formby

This circular route, from Formby Train Station passes through Formby village, the National Trust site along the picturesque Formby coast famous for its Red Squirrels and Asparagus fields.

  • Easy / moderate
  • Mostly off road
  • Distance 5 miles
  • Time 40-50 mins

Squirrel Cycle Route

Southport

This linear route links Southport to Formby and passes several Nature Reserves.

  • Easy / moderate
  • Mostly off road
  • Distance 7.5 miles
  • Time 50-60 minutes


Kestrel Cycle Route

Southport

Along this route you will enjoy the resorts varied urban landscapes and the newly developed community woodland.

  • Moderate
  • Mostly on road
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Time 70-90 mins

Marram Cycle Route

Southport

This short route is a relaxing cycle ride that takes in areas of outstanding natural beauty and offers great seaside views of the Southport coast.

  • Beginner/ easy
  • Mostly off road
  • Distance 3 miles
  • Time 20-30 mins

Curlew Cycle Route

Crosby

This circular route begins at the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre and will take in the sights of the Crosby Coast.

  • Easy / moderate
  • Mostly off road
  • Distance 4.5 miles
  • Time 45-55 mins

Swan Cycle Route

Southport

This circular route takes in the sights and sounds of Southport’s many famous landmarks.

  • Easy / moderate
  • Off road or om quiet roads
  • Distance 7 miles
  • Time 55-70 mins

Butterfly Cycle Route

Formby

This circular route, from Freshfield Railway Station, goes along the north of Formby and then

  • Easy / moderate
  • Off road or on quiet roads
  • Distance 7 miles
  • Time 55-70 mins


Mallard Cycle Route

Southport

This circular route boasts spectacular panoramic views that include North Wales and the Lake District.

You will pass the Marine Lake and Bird Reserve at Marshside, a popular nesting spot for many birds including avocets and lapwings.

  • Moderate
  • Off road or on quiet roads
  • Distance 9.5 miles
  • Time 75-95 mins

Natterjack Cycle Route

Southport

This ride begins on the old Cheshire Lines Railway and follows a circular route through

  • Moderate
  • Off road or on quiet roads
  • Distance 9 miles
  • Time 79-90 mins

Shrimp Cycle Route

Southport

This is an ideal route to enjoy some of Southport’s best landmarks and it is clearly signed in both directions.

  • Beginner / easy
  • Mostly off road
  • Distance 4 miles
  • Time 30-45 mins

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  1. Lapwing Cycle Route

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    Ormskirk

    This circular route will take you through a wildlife rich area in the heart of agricultural West Lancashire.

    Starting at Burscough Wharf the route goes through the north of Burscough and then passes through or near several nature reserves.

  2. Swan Cycle Route

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    Swan Cycle Route

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    Southport

    This circular route takes in the sights and sounds of Southport’s many famous landmarks.

    You will pass Victoria Park, home of the renowned Southport Flower show every August, and along the picturesque boulevard of Lord Street with its Victorian…

  3. Shrimp Cycle Route

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    Southport

    This is an ideal route to enjoy some of Southport’s best landmarks and it is clearly signed in both directions. 

    Along the sea front you will have views out to the Irish Sea and pass a variety of interesting sculptures including the Trans…

  4. Asparagus Cycle Route

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    Formby

    This circular route, from Formby Train Station passes through Formby village, the National Trust site along the picturesque Formby coast famous for its Red Squirrels and Asparagus fields.

    Asparagus has been grown here possibly since the 1600’s…

  5. Curlew Cycle Route

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    Crosby

    This circular route begins at the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre and will take in the sights of the Crosby Coast.

    You will pass through the Crosby Coastal Park with views of Wirral and North Wales coasts and Antony Gormley’s 'Another Place'…

  6. Marram Cycle Route

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    Southport

    This short route is a relaxing cycle ride that takes in areas of outstanding natural beauty and offers great seaside views of the Southport coast.

    You will cycle past Queen’s Jubilee Nature Reserve and Victoria Park, home to Southport’s Flower…

  7. Kestrel Cycle Route

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    Kestrel Cycle Route

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    Southport

    Along this route you will enjoy the resorts varied urban landscapes and the newly developed community woodland.

    You will pass through King’s Gardens, Portland Street playing fields and then Newlands, the Community Woodland.

    This is home to…

  8. Butterfly Cycle Route

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    Formby

    This circular route, from Freshfield Railway Station, goes along the north of Formby and then passes through or near several Nature Reserves.

    You will pass through the home of butterflies, sand lizards and natterjack toads at the Ainsdale Sand…

  9. Natterjack Cycle Route

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    Southport

    This ride begins on the old Cheshire Lines Railway and follows a circular route through Ainsdale, Birkdale and Southport Town centre.

    You will pass Birkdale Nature Reserve, the home of the rare Natterjack Toad and Sand Lizard, Birkdale Sands,…

  10. Squirrel Cycle Route

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    Squirrel Cycle Route

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    Southport

    This linear route links Southport to Formby and passes several Nature Reserves.

    You will travel along the line of the old Cheshire Lines Railway, passing the Queens Jubilee Nature Trail, Birkdale Nature Reserve, the Sands Lake Nature Trail and…

  11. Mallard Cycle Route

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    Mallard Cycle Route

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    Southport

    This circular route boasts spectacular panoramic views that include North Wales and the Lake District.

    You will pass the Marine Lake and Bird Reserve at Marshside, a popular nesting spot for many birds including avocets and lapwings.

    You…