There are several types around Southport, one of them the Malvern cycle route initially following the coast north then returning through the town on allocated cycle lanes or quiet side roads. All well sign posted routes making a good day out covering up to 10 miles.
The Trans Pennine Trail starts/finishes from Southport.
An interesting visit is to the church with a crooked site. The site was added 700 years ago and still moving with some interesting stories that go with it. Costs £4 each and def worth it – you need a head for heights to go outside at the base of the Tower – which is optional.