Welcome to 2021 and what is hopefully going to be a much more positive year for us all! We know that the past 10 months or so have been difficult for everyone, and we at City Explorer have certainly felt the affects of this ongoing pandemic. But with that said, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we cannot wait to see you all again onboard our tour buses in the next few months!
Liverpool is currently under national lockdown restrictions which limits what people can and cannot do in the fight against this virus. While the message from the government is to remain at home as much as possible, there are exceptions. As long as you remain in your local area, you can continue to exercise outdoors with your household, support bubble or one other person once per day.
For your physical and mental well-being, as long as you are comfortable doing so with the risks, it’s important not to lock yourself up for days on end. The virus is most transmissible indoors and as long as you keep your distance from others and reduce touch points, the risk of exploring the outdoors is considered low. Catching some fresh air and sunshine allows you to clear your mind, exercise your body, and improve your immune system. Luckily, you don’t have to go far in Liverpool to enjoy a brisk walk or beautiful winter sights.
In this article we will highlight some of the best outdoor places that you can still visit in Liverpool while in lockdown. Everything mentioned here is permitted at the time of writing. For your safety and the safety of others, always keep-up-to date and follow the latest laws and guidance on public health.
Go to the local park
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to visiting a park in Liverpool! In the North of the city you have Croxteth Hall & Country Park, Stanley Park and Walton Hall Park. Towards the city centre is Newsham Park and Everton Park. Further afield in southern Liverpool is two of the cities’ largest parks, Sefton Park and Calderstones Park. So wherever you live, you’re bound to find a park that you can visit within the official guidance! The park is the perfect place for a refreshing stroll or an energising run, and is one of the best ways that you can get outdoors during lockdown. Remember to keep your distance from others, don’t visit the park for social reasons, and if possible, only go at quieter hours.
Have a stroll on the beach
For a different scenery to that of a park, why not head to the beach? Okay, the weather may not be excellent in January and February, but wrap up warm and you should be golden! As a coastal city, Liverpool benefits from access to a few different beaches such as Formby Beach, Crosby Beach, New Brighton Beach and West Kirby Beach. While not technically beaches, Otterspool Promenade, Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve and Liverpool waterfront are also options for getting some coastal fresh air. The beach is a great opportunity to walk along the coast while taking in the calming sounds and refreshing air. Remember, you should only visit a beach that is within your local area and do not stop for periods longer than necessary to rest.
Cycle along the docks
If you take to the streets on a bicycle then people are bound to keep their necessary 6ft distance from you! Cycling is one of the most productive and rewarding ways that you can receive your daily exercise. If your legs can’t take a long walk, then cycling is a great way to explore more of the city for your daily exercise. The Liverpool docks is a wonderful place to go cycling. You can enjoy the exquisite breeze while watching beautiful sights and passing some of Liverpool’s famous landmarks. Of course, there are also now several pop-up cycle lanes throughout the city to make sure cycling journey that bit more safer and accommodating.