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Curlew Cycle Route

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Crosby, Merseyside, L22 1RR

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Curlew Cycle Route


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' statues. You will also pass the Royal Hotel, Blucher Street and Wellington Street which recognise the close links the area has with the 1815 Battle of Waterloo.


  1. Go straight out of the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, crossing the access road and head towards Great Georges Road.
  2. Turn left onto Marine Terrace, opposite the Royal Hotel. Follow the road with the garden parks to the left and the pastel painted stucco terraced houses on the right. You will pass 17 Marine Terrace, the former home to John Smith, Captain of the Titanic, and 13 Beach Lawn, home to Thomas Henry Ismay, the founder of the White Star Line shipping company. Both are marked with blue Heritage plaques.
  3. At the end of Beach Lawn go straight down the shared use path onto Harbord Road and turn left.
  4. Enter the Coastal Park again, turn right on the path and continue straight ahead towards Crosby Leisure Centre.
  5. Leave the park area at Leopold Road and continue straight along Endsleigh Road.
  6. At the end of Endsleigh Road turn left onto the path and then right into the Leisure Centre’s car park. Follow the route through the car park and exit onto Mariners Road.
  7. Initially continue along Mariners Road, then taking the first left turn onto Burbo Bank Road South.
  8. Continue onto Burbo Bank Road and then via The Serpentine onto Burbo Bank Road North. At the junction of The Serpentine and Burbo Bank Road North you will see St Nicholas Fountain, the listed structure that was built in 1881 for the fishermen.
  9. At the end of Burbo Bank Road North turn left into the car park. Go straight across the car park and access the promenade.
  10. Turn left and follow the promenade for its full length. You will pass 100 Statues along the coast, these make up Antony Gormley’s Another Place. You will also see along the coast large numbers of gulls and wading birds including the Curlew and Marsh Sandpiper.
  11. At the end of the promenade follow the path to the left. On the right there is the Seaforth Freeport, this also houses Seaforth Nature Reserve. This small 30 hectare reserve is a hotspot for rare migrant birds and is of international importance for being a roost for several hundred Cormorants.
  12. At the field gate turn left into the car park and then left again to lead you back to the Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre.


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

Bikes can be hired from Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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An instructor talking to a young girl who's sat on a boatCrosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, CrosbyThe centre which opened in 2009 is one of the UK's premier full accessible venues for water sports and provides a range of learning and recreational facilities.