Cheshire Lines Path


The Cheshire Lines Path follows the route of a disused railway line. The tracks are long gone and the site has been converted into a multi use route for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders providing a Cheshire Lines Path5 mile (8 km) link between Woodvale,Southport and Maghull.

The Cheshire Lines Railway Company used to operate services across the Lancashire Mossland between Liverpool and Southport. After its closure in 1952 and acquisition by West Lancashire Borough Council in 1988 the line was constructed as a dual use cycle and footpath with parallel bridleway.

The Cheshire Lines Path forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail, a coast to coast route linking the resorts of Southport and Hornsea and the major centres of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull.

How to find us

Cheshire Lines Path runs from Plex Moss Lane through to Maghull Brook and is approximately 5m (8km) in length. It can be accessed via a number roads and public footpaths between these two locations.

Public transport in this area is limited, contact our Park Ranger service for more information or see below for more contact options for advice on this matter.

Use Google Maps to get directions to Cheshire Lines Path (external link).


Our Parks and Countryside Service work hard to manage and maintain all of our sites to ensure that they are accessible and safe for all their visitors. However, while using the trails, you may encounter uneven surfaces, debris, or other obstacles. If you have any concerns or suggestions about how we can improve access to the site or you require further information, please contact the Ranger Service via 01695 622794 or

More contact information  

For information about the Trans Pennine Trail contact:
TPT Officer, Barnsley MBC, Central Offices, Kendray Street, Barnsley S70 2TN
Tel: 01226 772574
Web: trans pennine trail (external link)