Top 10 parks, gardens and outdoor activities in Liverpool

April 3, 2014

Every city likes to brag about its green credentials but the forethought of Liverpool’s forefathers means the city is ringed by green spaces: such as elegant parks edged by handsome villas

Antony Gormley’s silent army of sea-gazing sculptures Another Place has rightly put Crosby beach on the tourist trail. The 100 life-size figures, drowned by the approaching tide twice a day make for a poignant spectacle: it’s rare that stationary public art can be quite so moving. Behind the beach, Crosby marina is an inviting, watery maze of pontoons, reed beds, watersports and cycle trails. If you’ve a couple of hours, take the coastal path north to Formby, with its red squirrel-favoured pinewoods, and wind-sculpted dunes.


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