Walking is one of the best ways you can be more active, lose weight and be healthier.

If you can, make a brisk walk part of your everyday routine. It’s good for you, it’s good for the environment and it can help to cut down the amount of traffic on the road. Walking can reduce your chances of getting some serious illnesses later in life, and can help to increase your bone density, flexibility, co-ordination and overall health and wellbeing. Getting some fresh air is a great way to de-stress and improve your mood.

And of course, walking is good for your wallet!

Health walks

The lifestyles team at Livewire Warrington lead short walks in different areas of Warrington which can help you to get some fresh air and could be a first step into exercise.

Self-guided walks

We have some self-guided walking routes you can walk along which include the areas in and around Culcheth Linear Park, Moore Nature Reserve, Spud Wood and the Bridgewater Canal. There are other local websites with some great walking routes, including Rixton footpath walks.

Parks and nature walks 

Our ranger service lead guided walks across many of our beautiful parks and open spaces.

Trail walks

Trans Pennine Trail (TPT)

For walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders (in parts), the TPT runs from the west to east coast, including several miles across Warrington from Penketh to Lymm. The route is shown on OS Explorer maps.

Mersey Way

A waymarked footpath from Garston in Liverpool to Rixton in Warrington, following the northern bank of the River Mersey. OS Explorer maps show the route from Garston to Sankey Bridges, and from Bridgefoot to Rixton.
 

Cheshire Ring Canal Walk 

A 98-mile waymarked walk following six historic canals through Cheshire, Manchester and Staffordshire, including the Bridgewater Canal in Warrington. Route on OS Explorer maps.

Delamere Way

A waymarked footpath running for 21 miles from Frodsham to Stockton Heath. Further details are available from the Mid Cheshire Footpath Society. Route shown on OS Explorer maps.

Sankey Canal Trail

Follow the course of the Sankey Canal from Widnes to St. Helens via Warrington. The walk is largely through pleasant countryside and park land but is noted for its industrial history.

Public rights of way

There are over 136 miles of public rights of way in Warrington,128 miles of footpath and seven miles of bridleways and restricted byways.