This summer Merseyside Civic Society is delighted to offer a programme of Guided walks around some of our Conservation Areas in association with Liverpool City Region Tourist Guides Association.

Blue and Green Badge Guides (Liverpool City Region’s team of professional Tourist Guides), make an immense contribution to the growth of our visitor economy by helping visitors and locals to develop an interest and appreciation of the City Region’s long and fascinating heritage and leading them to discover lesser-known points of interest.

We are proud to have some 120 Conservation Areas in Liverpool City Region and this is an opportunity to rediscover their secrets and what makes them so special.

We are repeating 2 of our most popular walks from last year but there are also 3 new walks to enjoy.

Tue, 21 May 2024 at 17:45

A guided walk around Thornton Hough, a pre Norman Conquest village with later links to William Hesketh Lever of Port Sunlight fame.

We include such buildings as the Old Smithy and the churches of St George’s and All Saints. We will see a wide variety of architectural styles in an idyllic rural setting.

Wed, 22 May 2024 at 17:45

Discover the charm of West Derby Village on our guided tour. See the historic courthouse first mentioned in the 14th century! . Marvel at the beautiful architecture of the local church and learn about its significance . Hear about vibrant atmosphere of the Casbah and its connections with the Beatles. Finally, unwind in the serene surroundings of Croxteth Park, a beautiful green space that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Thu, 11 Jul 2024 at 17:45

Explore the first park opened to the public in Liverpool. We will see some of the original features and also the wonderful houses which can be found on the periphery of the park. Tales will be told of Liverpool merchants, V.C winners, landscape gardeners and of course, a famous donkey

Tue, 16 Jul 2024 at 10:45

A gentle stroll round the village looking at its heritage and the conservation issues it faces.

The walk starts at the cross and looks at the history and heritage of one of the most important settlements in medieval Wirral. We will see vernacular buildings and the exterior of the church and the church yard with its famous yew tree and consider some of the conservation issues facing villages like Eastham. We will talk about the Stanleys who were powerful lords of the manor and once proprietors of the ferry. Although the walk will not take in the Country Park we will talk about how it was once the ‘Richmond of the Mersey’ famed for its pleasure gardens.

Thu, 15 Aug 2024 at 17:45

A circular walk from Hope St through Abercromby Square to Falkner Square, ending back on Hope Street

A look at two very different Georgian Squares. We will walk through a part of the University campus and learn the history of this fascinating area. We will hear of some famous former residents and admire sculptures and memorials which enhance both squares.