The Wirral Way, South to North

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This largely flat walk covers the whole of the Wirral Way, a linear country park and it goes through some lovely farmland as well as through some residential areas. Early on it passes Hadlow Station, which has a restored waiting room, ticket office, toilets and signal box, reminders of the old line. There are open sections with views across the River Dee to the Halkyn Ridge in Wales and by contrast, sections in sandstone cuttings, dank walls festooned with plants. Towards the end the visitor centre at Thurstaston is reached; here there are toilets, a kiosk, a café, a shop and extensive displays.

The walk is easy to follow, although two sections were built on before the concept of a linear park was thought up; these are two very short sections on streets with houses. Although I have graded it as easy, it is a long and probably tiring walk, which needs a long day with plenty of daylight hours. It begins at Hooton Station and ends five minutes' walk from West Kirby Station; both are on Merseyrail Wirral line. You can, if you wish, cycle the whole route.

England - North England - Cheshire - Wirral


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets

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