Neston and Parkgate

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This is a largely flat walk like many on the Wirral, but one that on a good day is very rewarding. The Dee Estuary offers a wide panorama of marsh and sky, backed by the Halkyn Ridge in Wales with the tips of the Clwydian Range peeping over it. It is easy to follow and solid underfoot except for 1km, about half a mile, along the edge of the marsh. There are several ways in which the route can be shortened and in Parkgate there are several pubs, plus cafes, ice cream parlours and a fish and chip shop (of which I am particularly fond).

England - North England - Cheshire - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife
5/8/2024 - Graham Moss

Walked 02/05/24. Have done this walk a few times and enjoyed it each time. The footpath closure mentioned in my previous comment has now been resolved. A new path has been been built between WP7 (Old Quay) and WP 8. As it has been built along the line of the original footpath the walk instructions are still valid. Cross two small footbridges as you walk across the field and ahead, after the second footbridge, you will be able to see a kissing gate leading onto the newly built footpath. A big thanks to Chester and Cheshire East PROW team for a really excellent job.

6/17/2023 - Graham Moss

Walked 17/06/23 Another excellent walk from Jim. Started walk at the car park located at WP12. (Still free to park and still closes at 8pm.) Route consists of level walking, easy paths easy access to Neston where I enjoyed a slightly longer lunch break than normal! then along the Parade at Parkgate with a stop for an ice cream defore heading back to my car. One of the most relaxing walks I have done for a long while. One navigation issue is that the footpath between WP 7 (Old Quay) and WP8 is closed due to the poor condition of the path (I didn't spot the closure sign so can vouch that the path is difficult and high risk!) The notice posted at WP 8 states that the path closure is extended to Dec. 2024. The alternative route is to turn right at WP 6 and follow the footpath (clearly marked on OS map) till you come to a lane. Turn left and follow the lane to WP8.

4/29/2014 - Andrew Edwards

We completed(part) this Walk on 29/04/2013. Lovely sunny day, but Welsh Hills in distance across the Estuary shrouded in mist. We parked near Waypoint 12 - Free car park of Wirral Country Park(Note the Gate on the road to this car park is locked at 20:00) We took a short cut at Waypoint 15 and had refreshments in the Old Quay Pub - beer garden and the headed back to the Car park along the route. This shortened the walk to approx 4.3 miles. One point to note is that work is being carried out at the bridge at Waypoint 13. There is a small detour to get down to the the Wirral Way, but it is well signposted.

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