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Liverpool - a sporting city


Liverpool loves sport. A passion for football, of course, runs deep. But our maritime city is well placed for adrenalin-charged adventures both on and off the land.

Lapped by the tides of the Mersey, Liverpool’s waterfront promenade is a pedestrianised, cycle-laned route to the parklands and riverside panoramas of Otterspool and Festival Gardens: both brilliant excuses to leave the hustle of the city behind. Yet only a 20 minute cycle from the Pier Head.

En route you’ll pass the Wakeboard Centre - wet and wild fun, and the only centre of its type in the country. Aquatic pursuits of a less adrenalin-charged nature are on offer at the Watersports Centre, where you can kayak your way up the coast, or explore our stunning waterfront, in a canoe excursion.

Feel the need for a bird’s eye vantage point? Liverpool has two thrilling climbing centres - offering lessons in how to reach dizzying heights in safety.

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And while we can’t promise you an easy way to grab a ticket to Anfield (it’s easier for Goodison) the city’s love affair with football ensures that you’re never too far away from a pitch. LJMU has all-weather pitches - indoor and outdoor - and women’s football is especially popular.

The University’s vibrant Student Union sports clubs are a good place to start building your team – LJMU has over 40 teams competing within British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

And how many cities can boast soft sand beaches just a twenty minute train ride away? Liverpool can. Question is, will it be sand yachting in Hoylake, or kite surfing in Crosby?

Choices, choices...