Active Travel supports and promotes walking, cycling and sustainable travel choices


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Walking is a great way of keeping us healthy.  Good for our joints, good for our muscles, good for our heart and good for our head.

The Active Walks Programme offers walks at different levels, short walks, medium walks and longer, more challenging walks.  If you haven’t walked for a while then join one of the short walks and enjoy the gentle pace offered.

It can be hard to stay active with a health condition, but walking could make all the difference because it is a low impact exercise.  Join one of our walking groups, led by walk leaders who will be with you every step of the way.  There are two walks in Southport that offer 30-40 minutes walks at a gentle pace to help you get back into your stride.

If you are unable to join any of the groups at the moment, then do a Front Door Walk, if you can, walk for 15 minutes from your front door, then after 15 minutes, turn back towards your front door.  Do it regularly and you will further away from your front door in 15 minutes – try it.


The walk programme will restart from Monday 18th January 2021

Until the end of March 2021 at least, you will still need to book on to the walking group you wish to join.  The numbers are limited to 5 walkers to 1 walk leaders (groups of 6). 

The walking groups that are back in action from January will be listed on the Walking for Health/Nordic Walking/Longer Walks/Challenge Walks tabs that you will find under Walking at the top of this page.

Challenge Walks - Spring 2021

Coming soon, watch this space for updates.

There will be 3 challenge walks in March/April, one in Bootle, one Ainsdale and one in Lunt, all 8 miles distance. 

The Ainsdale walk will be in March and the Bootle and Lunt walks will be in April.

You will need to book on to the walks as numbers are restricted.


Active Travel For You

Get out there; get walking and cycling in Sefton.

Active Travel is all about encouraging and enabling you to move around your local area on foot, by bike or by sustainable transport.  Active Travel uses our physical activity for movement from one place to another.

A large choice of led walks and cycle rides available across Sefton, free to join and easy to access.  There are many independent walking and cycling routes available, check out our download page.

E-mail: walking@sefton.gov.uk     Email: cycling@sefton.gov.uk



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With a fantastic array of one-off events and week to week activities to join in with, Sefton Active Travel is your go to website to get involved with all your walking and cycling activity.

If you are an individual looking for cycling or walking advice or ideas, a local resident looking for a group to go walking with or a business or employee looking for some cycling, walking or sustainable travel information to implement into your workplace, then the Active Travel website is your answer.

The range of events and activities include, led walks and cycle rides, health and wellbeing roadshows, cycle training, maintenance courses and volunteer opportunities


Active Travel supports and promotes walking, cycling and sustainable travel choices

Take A Look At One Of Our Routes

The video shows our wonderful Sefton Circular Route in super quick time. To see our other routes, check out our downloads page