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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||Freshfield Circular|
|Distance : miles (km)||20.5 (32.99)|
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|Starting at Fisherman's Path by Freshfield Station, follow to the unmanned Railway Crossing : cross the railway and follow path across Formby Golf Course.
You may need to dismount if golfers are teeing off to your left across the path. Follow path through to signs showing Southport.
Take the right hand fork towards Southport.
As you emerge on the Coastal Road at Ainsdale, cross the road to the Cycle path and turn right. At the junction with the A565 Formby By-pass, cross following signs for Cheshire Lines/TransPennine Trail National Cycle Route 62. Continue on lightly trafficked road until sharp right after 1 mile or so , again following Trans Pennine Trail N62 Route. Keep following N62 / TPT signs on this path until you emerge near Sefton Meadows in Maghull at the Bridge. Turn right and head back towards Sefton Church. Turn right at Sefton Church and follow road into Lunt.
At first houses in Lunt turn left onto quiet road. At next T junction turn left and follow the road to eventually emerge next to Nags Head Pub. Turn right and go straight across the lights. Turn left at T junction and then next right to follow quiet road into Little Crosby.At the village green go straight across off road into Dibbs Lane.Emerge at Hall Road East and go straight on to level crossing and straight on to the Hall Road Promenade.
Turn right onto the Promenade and follow path along seafront into Hightown. Continue straight on through housing until Hightown station is on your right. Head towards station but turn sharp left next to station to follow road parallel to Railway line that leads into Altcar Rifle Range. At Rifle Range Entrance, veer right to follow path that is parallel to railway line.This emerges in Formby at the start of Andrews Lane. Continue straight down Andrews Lane and veer right at end.
Then immediately at the T junction next to Railway Crossing go straight across into Sefton Road.Follow road round to large T junction.Turn Left then first right and then right again. Follow road round to left and then to right.There is a path between the houses and this leads to College Path. Follow this all the way to emerge back at the start of the ride by Freshfield Station/Fisherman's Path
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|No Bike Shops directly on route.There are four pubs on the route. The Punchbowl near Sefton Church, The Nags Head and The Grapes in Thornton and the Hightown next to Hightown station (if it is still open)When you are on the route, you pass through and then behind Formby Golf Club and behind Formby Hall Golf Club (the 12th - a Par 3)
Great views across Liverpool Bay between Hall Road and Hightown
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