Ditton Brook

Ditton Brook makes up the northern boundary of Halewood, and flows in a south-westerly direction before flowing out into the River Mersey between the town of Ditton and Hale Bank. Along with the River (more…)

River Alt

The River Alt flows north east through Lancashire and Merseyside. It rises in Huyton township at the Hag Plantation, and flows through Croxteth Park, West Derby and Maghull, then flows out to the Mersey (more…)

Shirdley Hill Sand

Shirdley Sand is a vast swathe of sand deposited by wind since the last glaciation. It spreads from the Sefton Coast several kilometres inland, and can create dunes up to 75m (246ft) tall.

The sandy (more…)

Merseyside Uplands

The uplands of Merseyside have had an important influence on Merseyside and Liverpool throughout the region’s history.

During the last glacial period, ice sheets drove in from the north west and moved south (more…)

River Mersey

The Mersey valley was created during the last ice age, when deep glaciers moved inland from what is now the Irish Sea, carving iceways later occupied by the Mersey, the Dee, the mid-Wirral channel and (more…)

The Pool

Map of Liverpool as it was in 1572, showing Pool in its natural state

Map of Liverpool as it was in 1572, showing Pool in its natural state

The Pool is arguably one of the major reasons for Liverpool’s existence. (more…)