The reason I’m starting in Formby is that the coastal area retains the most obvious evidence that people were moving in and around this part of Britain. As well as early Auroch ( a big cow) and dear tracks, the stone impressions on the beach show the footprints of the hunter-gatherer humans who lived in the area, or who passed through the area at the very least.
At the time it’s thought that this area might have been a peat marsh, created by sandbars off the coast. Though presumed to be nomadic in nature and not a ‘settlement’ as such, we at least know there was human activity in and surrounding Formby around 5000BC. I’m not claiming the same feet trod what would be the square of course, but what the experts surmise of the Neolithic people of the period is that they travelled over large ranges. There is evidence of Neolithic occupation near to Warrington, and dotted elsewhere, so it certainly isn’t impossible that some early humans passed the way of our little piece of land, which lay as I mentioned on a traversable route up the coast of the river.