Liverpool is one of England’s largest cities and metropolitan areas, situated on the banks of the River Mersey just north of Wales. This port city is famous for its football clubs and as the birthplace of legendary rock group The Beatles. It’s a wonderfully diverse community with fascinating architecture and a wealth of parks, green spaces, riverfront paths and coastal promenades. Running in Liverpool is rich and varied, backed by an enthusiastic running community. Note: If you’d like to have a guided running experience in Liverpool, we highly recommend our affiliate partner Go! Running Tours.
The best places to run in Liverpool are along the city’s waterfront promenades, most notably the Royal Albert Dock, the Otterspool Promenade, Crosby Beach Coastal Park, and the Wirral Circular Trail. There are also some fantasticparks for running, including Rupert Lane Recreation Ground, Sefton Park, Newsham Park, Calderstones Park, and Rimrose Valley Country Park. For those who want to stick close to downtown and see the sites, our friends at Natterjack Running have outlined an exceptional 7km ‘Runseeing’ Tour. For a long run close to the city’s center, the expansive Trans Pennine Trail is the best bet.
While Liverpool is a pedestrian/runner-friendly city, public transportation makes it easy to get around. The MerseyRail Train system runs between 68 stations in greater Liverpool and the Wirral Peninsula. The Mersey Ferries also travel across the river, and taxis and the MerseyTravel bus system can help fill in the gaps.