Another isolation cycle ride – Lydiate, Maghull, Netherton circular

Farm access bridge over the former Cheshire Lines Railway between the former Lydiate and Sefton & Maghull Stations.

My exercise as we all try to keep safe is solo cycling around the East Parishes part of Sefton Borough and into West Lancs and South Sefton.

One of my recent rides (on a glorious Sunday morning) was from my Lydiate home down the Cheshire Lines Path/Trans Pennine Trail from the site of the former Lydiate Station down to the site of the former Sefton and Maghull Station, then on via Old Racecourse Road to regain the path at Meadway. From there through Jubilee Woods to the new Brooms Cross Road and into Netherton joining the A5036 cycle path at Copy Lane and back into Maghull via Switch Island, the A59 (Northway) and local roads and lanes back home. It was 9.5 miles in total.

I took a few photos along the way and here they are:-

I spotted this sign on a tree right next to the farm bridge in the lead photo above. It seems to be part of a trail by Altside Scouts but I’ve not seen any of the others.

Looking north from a bridge over the River Alt. Sefton Church can be made out in the background.

I wonder what the back story is to this road nameplate just off the Northern Perimeter Road in Netherton?

Commemoration boulder at Switch Island

A closer look – It’s Maghull’s very own Cliff Mainey now living in retirement in Maghull’s Gainsborough Avenue.

The road works which have been driving local folk around the bend at the Alt in Maghull. Still more to be done as the junction is upgraded.

I hope I can keep going with my solo cycling around our local lanes, roads, tracks and cycle paths during health crisis. You never know I might detail more of my rides……….

2 thoughts on “Another isolation cycle ride – Lydiate, Maghull, Netherton circular

  1. The sign Bleak House refers to the cottage that originally stood there and was eventually demolished to make room for the detached row of new houses, it was a small holding.
    It was a beautiful cottage which was occupied by my uncle, Tom Walsh and his wife my Auntie Gladys. I spent a lot of my childhood visiting and sitting in the stables with the Baby piglets, chickens, dogs, and a beautiful horse named Sky high which was buried on the land at a great age.
    The horse was so good that Harvey Smith tried to buy it off Uncle Tom but even though he was told “name your Price” he wouldn’t sell.
    Fantastic memories of times gone by. The old church opposite the cottage was where my mum and dad were married.
    The cottage was also where my Auntie Gladys was born as her father was the gamekeeper for the estate that was originally there

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