Crosby Beach to Hightown Return Winter Walk with Pub Stop
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Join me for an approx 10 mile leisurely return walk between Waterloo and Hightown, with the opportunity to see Sir Antony Gormley's modem sculpture, "Another Place" consisting of 100 cast iron figures facing towards the sea. The figures are modelled on the artist's own naked body.
This is an ideal walk for those who are new to OutdoorLads and want to try an event out as it's going to be a relaxed and leisurely walk. We are a friendly bunch so come join us for a stroll, a natter and a drink!
We will continue our way up the Sefton coastal path before making our way to Hightown where we will stop at The Hightown Hotel for a well earned drink.
Getting here by train: If you are traveling by train, the nearest stop is Waterloo Station. Please check the https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-updates/Pages/default.aspx for latest travel updates.
Our starting point is only 10 minutes walk away. Come out of Waterloo Station and turn left down South Road. Walk down to the end of South Road until you get to the junction between Mariners Crescent and Mariners Terrace. Cross over the road and pass "Waterloo Place" cafe on your right. Turn left. The Centre will be five minutes ahead of you.
What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please ensure you bring a packed lunch, snacks, plenty of water and maybe a hot flask for the journey. I always find you can never have too many energy or oat bars to hand!