Ian’s Travelblog- The Great BIG Merseywalk (5/6)

23 Aug

Otterspool Prom to Albert Dock  I have covered before, but, as with Hale, I wanted to link it together, a single Mersey Megahike, covering as much distance as you can in a day.

I don’t think anyone has ever tried this; at least not the way I’ve done it- hey I’m a trendsetter!  But how can I measure the mileage?  It was about Three Miles from Spike Island to Hale, yet 7 Kilometres from Otterspool to Pier Head, but the entire coastline from Hale to Garston was just a very, very long way!

I didn’t stop along the prom, just kept going, taking the occasional pic.  Had a sit down for a few minutes by the Festival Gardens, but kept to a brisk pace, even though I was footsore, aching and tired, I managed to get to Albert Dock and Pier Head just before 6pm, making it the longest day for a hike, 8 and half hours in total.

I found refuge in the Pumphouse Tavern.  A good pint, a Gourmet burger (2 sets of Beef, Cheese and Bacon!) with chips, then a Sticky toffee pudding with Ice Cream- Bliss!!

And after the ordeal I’d been through to get there, I’d say it was thoroughly worthwhile.

Now for the next Long Hike!!


Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Hiking, Ian's Travelblog, Merseywalks, Summer!


2 responses to “Ian’s Travelblog- The Great BIG Merseywalk (5/6)

  1. iancaimercer

    August 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Just one more to go, the 160th post no less, writen to the sounds of Taylor Swift!!! I gave this 5 stars just for the pudding pic!!!

  2. silver price

    September 1, 2012 at 5:04 am

    To those of us who live in south Liverpool, Otterspool Prom is much-loved and visited area.The walks along the prom can be bracing – make that very windy – but they are ideal for walking, cycling, and for those in buggies or wheelchairs. Now that the new Liverpool Museum work has finished, you can even walk/ride all the way up the river to the Pier Head – a distance of about 4.5 miles (7.5K).The Prom and park have been completely refurbished since 2007 but the latest news is that there is now a very pleasant cafe – Otters Cafe – near the children’s play area. We visited on Saturday 12th November 2011 and I have to say that the coffee and hot and cold snacks were first class.If you are in the area it’s well worth a visit, particualrly as it does breakfasts from 9 a.m. Walking the dog will never be the same.


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