This is a point to point route that starts in Crossens, Southport and finishes in Crosby, Merseyside, it can however be started from either end. The route passes through the marshes of the Ainsdale National Nature Reserve and the sand dunes of Formby National Trust Reserve.
Sefton's Natural Coast, as it is now known, is the largest undeveloped dune system in England, extending from Southport and the Ribble Estuary to Seaforth at the mouth of the River Mersey. The south of Southport section of the route coincides with the Trans Pennine Trail.
There is a variety of landscapes and wildlife with sandy beaches, coastal marshes, pine woodlands, heathery heathland and tidal estuaries that provide views across the Irish Sea to North Wales, Snowdonia and the Lake District on a clear day.