Widnes, Merseyside

Merseyside is a densely populated coastal county, lots of people, spirit, humour, lots to see - from land and air.

Widnes is a largely industrial area on the north side of the River Mersey east of Liverpool. It is close to Runcorn (which is on the south side of the River Mersey) as the two towns are joined by both road and railway bridges.

Due to the urban industrial character of most of Widnes, this is not an obvious area for Hot Air Balloon flights. However, about 30 mins drive away to the south is the Cheshire countryside and other suitable areas are also not far away. Leisure facilities in and around Widnes include river-side picnic areas for walkers and families to enjoy during the summer months. There is also a catalyst museum and information centre in the centre of Widnes, and several golf courses very close by.
Road access to Widnes is either via the M56, then the A557, through Runcorn and across the Runcorn bridge, or from the M62 then south into Widnes along the A570.

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