Wirral Way: Willaston to Parkgate

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This is a good walk for all the family, especially with ice cream as a treat at the end! The majority of the path has been upgraded and can be walked even in the winter months, as it tends not to flood. The path is wide and suitable for pushchairs. This route is very easy to navigate even in the poorest of weather (which we don't have very often as the path is not far from the coast).

The walk starts at Hadlow Station (which closed as a working station in 1962), parts of which have been fully restored to their former glory, including the ticket office and waiting-room. It also has lovely clean toilets, in case they should be needed.

The walk takes in breathtaking views of the surrounding areas as you walk along the path, where you will initially see fields of sheep, cows and horses. The area is very good for birdwatching. The hedgerow is littered with a variety of flowers and plants as the seasons change.

The later part of the walk provides excellent views of the Dee Estuary and North Wales.

Parkgate used to be a really busy port in its heyday and ran ferries (the Dublin packet service) for over seventy years. The last boat to ferry passengers was in 1811. The marshes now are where the water once stood and on rare occasions the water comes right up to the wall. (I have never seen this yet but I am assured it does happen!)

At the end of the walk and well worth a visit are the ice cream shop and the chip shop. Both have been sampled and both come highly recommended!

England - North England - Cheshire - Wirral


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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