Lunt Meadows – A walk in our local meadow and woodland

Lunt Meadows Intrepretation Board

Sheila and I went for a walk around this vast area of meadow and woodland that sits to the east of Lunt Village and north of Sefton Village.

Here’s three links to web pages which detail the site far better than I can explain it:-

www.lancswt.org.uk/reserves/lunt-meadows

www.facebook.com/Lunt-Meadows-wetlands-Nature-Reserve-1508795192738663/

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/archaeology/projects/lunt-meadows/

Showicks Bridge is on the eastern boundary of the site and it crosses the River Alt

Showicks Bridge is on the eastern boundary of the site and it crosses the River Alt

If memory serves Showicks Bridge had to be replaced in the 1990’s and I think it took quite a while for Sefton and West Lancashire Councils to agree who would be paying what towards the cost of this significant wooden bridge.

Whilst we were there a couple of chaps were carefully uncovering the part of the meadows where the ancient archaeology is buried.

Archaeology dig at Lunt Meadows

The dig site is within yards of Showicks Bridge.

If you want to visit the site you can either walk to it from a footpath off Bells Lane in Lydiate or there is car park that is accessible on the right down a short track just as you have passed through Lunt Village heading towards Homer Green/Ince Blundell.

The site is vast so we will have to go back there to discover more of it.

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