The Local Nature Reserve of Childwall Woods and Fields is a wonderful place for a walk in the countryside without leaving the city.
Here are some walks to take you around the site without leaving your armchair. JUST CLICK ON THE TITLE.
We hope you enjoy them.
Of the many walks around Childwall Woods and Fields, the walk that begins with the carriageway is the most magical. The carriageway dates back to when this was the main entrance to the grand Childwall Hall known in its heyday as Childwall Abbey due to its monastic look. This is a short walk through the carriageway and back through the grounds. 30 minute approx
This walk will take you all around ‘The Grounds’ of Childwall Hall (no longer standing) on a circular route starting and ending at the Lodge on Childwall Abbey Road. There is a detour around the Folly with its unique rock structures and contorted trees and you will wander over a sunken carriageway and between veteran trees hundreds of years old, before returning back to the Lodge. 1hr approx
This walk is a circular route taking you up onto the Top Field, around the edge, and through the Willow Plantation. After a short walk through the Beech Woods, you will cut through the centre of the Top Field to experience very different environments at each stage of your walk. 45mins approx
Author: B Cameron
Photographs are the authors own.