Around Eastham Country Park & Nature Reserve

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This is an excellent circular walk for a warm summer day. There is a network of footpaths across this 100 acre Country Park which consists of playing fields, beech and oak woods and open areas with numerous grey squirrels. Although a route has been planned for you here you don't have to keep to it. With there being so many paths it will be very easy to lose your way as many paths are not marked on maps, so you can decide to roam it for yourself if you wish - but don't worry, whatever you decide to do you won’t get lost as the park is not big. There are numerous wood sculptured scatted throughout the park, also a few bird hides. Near the end of the walk you can see the old bear pit (see photo on the right), used when the whole locality was a visitor attraction as popular as Blackpool. See the details in 'Additional info' below.

This walk is good for older children, senior citizens, and everyone in-between. It's also excellent for dogs, and several paths near the river are suitable for buggies and wheelchairs - but not along the route described here. Suitable footwear for the walk will be anything stout and flat soled. There are refreshments, toilets and a country park video at the visitor center, along with the ranger's office. There are numerous bench seats throughout the park, and picnic tables on the open space children’s play area by the river. There is a tea garden and café by 'The Tap' pub. If you book in advance at the pub you should be able to get a good meal with a drink; an excellent finish to a good walk. The standard map is hard to follow, so in the 'Related downloads' section of this walk you will find a jpg file of an enlarged map of the track with waymark locations.

England - North England - Cheshire - Wirral

Features

Birds, Cafe, Flowers, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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