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Weekend Walks (& where to eat afterwards)

Despite being completely gym-phobic I still need a reason to get out of bed on the weekends and there's nothing quite like a brisk winter walk for getting your cheeks nice and rosy and working up a good appetite for dinner. We are pretty fortunate on either side of the Mersey to have some gorgeous walks right on our doorstep so I've pulled together a list of my favourites. More importantly, I've included some ideas for where to eat afterwards. After all, you'll have earned it!**

**** 15 minutes of complaining and taking boomerangs still counts as a walk. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise.  

1. Sefton Park

What to expect: 
A huge city park, perfect for a picnic, bike rides and jogging (if that's what floats your boat.)

Where to eat: 
You're a stone's throw from the eclectic Lark Lane here where you can have your pick of different styles- Tapas from Monkey Grinder or Esteban, a taste of the Med from Belly, Elif and Medjool Bistro or reward yourself with a proper junk food fix from Love & Rockets or Meat Factory.

2. Otterspool Promenade
What to expect: 
A straight,flat run between Aigburth and The Albert Docks with a cracking view of the River Mersey in both directions. Look out for the sea lions (honestly!)

Where to eat:
Either walk your way right along in to the city centre where you'll be spoilt for choice or take a 5 minute drive on to Aigburth Road and warm up with giant coffees at Space or an Italian lunch from Et Alia.

3. Crosby Marina
What to expect:
A breezey stroll along the beach, sandy dunes and an up-close view of the famous Antony Gormley Statues.

Where to eat:
You're about an 8 minute walk to the legendary South Road here. I recommend spicing up your life with Mexican food at La Parilla,  getting your halloumi fix from the Greek Taverna or spoiling yourself with small plates from The Workshop.

4. Delamere Forest
What to expect: 
A muddy trail through a tunnel of trees, lots of dogs and some peaceful spots by the lake.

Where to eat:
Book ahead and get lunch at The Fishpool Inn just over the road- especially if you're after a Sunday roast.

5. New Brighton
What to expect:
Proper Seaside Territory, a rather windy walk along the seafront with the seagulls by your side.

Where to eat:
There's a lot of big chain restaurants here but get yourself properly in to the seaside spirit and get yourself fish and chips form the cafe's along the front plus some hot sugar doughnuts for dessert. 

Happy Walking! x

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