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Dream St Helens

St Helens, England

Dream St Helens

Length
2 mi
Elev. Gain
118.1 ft
Est. Steps
4500

Forest

Lake

River

Scenic views

Wild flowers

Historic site

Quiet place

Wild life

Grassland

Muddy

Steep slope

Created by Soups
Introduction
Dream St Helens is a 2 miles (4,500-step) route located near England, United Kingdom. This route has an elevation gain of about 118.1 ft and is rated as easy. Find more routes like this on the Pacer App.
This is an old coal mine and now part of the Mersey Forest, and features a giant girl’s head at the top (Dream). The path up to the top is fairly steep but in decent condition. I followed the path around the edge of the area which takes you down the side of the M62 and then back down to the lake before bringing you back to the start

Dream (sculpture)

Place
Dream is a sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside. Costing approximately £1.8m (equivalent to £2.37 million in 2018), it was funded through The Big Art Project in coordination with the Arts Council England, The Art Fund and Channel 4.

The Dream

Historical
Comments
sports_walking
2019/03/23
Did this route recently & found it quite enjoyable. Found several places a bit muddy/boggy but only to be expected due to amount of rain. Went when we thought it would be quiet week day early afternoon but quite a few dog walkers & cyclists. Some parts very narrows you had to stop to let them pass. A fair bit of rubbish around but as the only bin is st the entrance it’s no wonder. A fair bit of fog mess but I’d rather that than see bags of it lying around. A slight hike to the Dream statue but was worth it was born in St. Helens & live nearby but had never been to see it. It’s a shame that a few mindless idiots feel it’s clever to deface& damage it & clearly have no idea what it represents. Would recommend decent foot wear if your going to tackle the steep ramp. Will be going back when weather improves.
Route Details

Length

2 mi

Elev. Gain

118.1 ft

Est. Steps

4500
Created by
Soups
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