Active Travel Downloads Section

Here you will find downloadable versions of our printed literature. All downloads are available free of charge and are distributed in pdf format.

Alternatively if you would prefer a hard copy, please contact us telling us which publication(s) you would like.

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Sefton Walking & Cycling Newsletter – Summer Edition *NEW EDITION*

It’s back! Our brand new Summer Walking & Cycling newsletter. This is the perfect companion to your Active Travel website, providing the complete diary of events delivered along with information about partner organisations events and activities with a walking and cycling theme. The newsletter is produced on a quarterly basis and will be also available in hard copy from Health Centres, Libraries, Community Venues and Leisure Centres throughout Sefton in early August.

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Sefton Themed Cycle Routes

There are currently 15 themed cycle route maps available to download and enjoy, ranging in distance from 3 miles to 35 miles and cover some of the best traffic free and quiet routes within Sefton and into West Lancashire. Each route has a particular theme associated to it. Although the maps have been produced as cycling maps they can be equally enjoyed as walking routes too. The maps can be ridden singularly or linked together to create longer or different routes. By clicking on the download tab you will be redirected to our partner site Visit Sefton and West Lancashire, where you will be able to download the routes.

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Sefton Circular Cycle Route

Our new Sefton Circular cycle route is a 24 mile long predominately off road cycle route which explores the wonderful Sefton Coast in addition to the Cheshire Lines path which links Maghull to Ainsdale.

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Sefton’s Walking & Cycling Guide 

This handy guide has 16 individual routes some specifically for either walking or cycling and some which are great for both. You can choose whether to do a leisurely, moderate, strenuous or challenging route which vary from 3 miles up to 21 miles in length.


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Sefton Cycle Map

Complete map showing cycle routes and paths in Sefton including off road cycleways, off road shared footpath and cycle paths, on road cycle lanes and on road advisory routes.

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Parish of Lydiate Walks

Why not try our two wonderful walks in Lydiate. Both the Lydiate Hall Walk and the Tower & Steeple Walk were designed in conjunction with Lydiate Parish Council and come with easy to follow instructions along with a map.


Parish of Thornton Walks

Additionally we also have two wonderful walks in Thornton. Both the Wayside Walk and the Roughley Around Thornton Walk were designed in conjunction with Thornton Parish Council and come with easy to follow instructions along with a map


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On Road Cycle Training

A handy guide offering advice and tips for safe road cycling.


Bike Maintenance Toolkit

We are pleased to announce that we now have are Basic Bike Maintenance Toolkit available to download.  The toolkit provides a step by step guide to fixing the most common problems bikes suffer from, taking you through replacing inner tubes and fixing punctures to tuning brakes and adjusting gears. The toolkit isn’t designed to turn you into an overnight cycle mechanic but it may improve your knowledge and give you the confidence to tackle some basic repairs.  For your convenience, the individual guides are provided as separate downloads on the right hand side or you can download the whole guide as one.


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Sefton and West Lancashire Trans Pennine Trail

A new TPT local leaflet covering the area of Sefton and West Lancashire.  The TPT is a route suitable for walkers, cyclists and in parts, horseriders who often share the same route