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7 walks on the Wirral Penninsula

PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 January 2017

Laburnum arch, Royden Park by Kevin Lyth

Laburnum arch, Royden Park by Kevin Lyth


The Wirral Peninsula has a rich diversity of landscapes for walkers, we pick seven of our favourites,

Track through what was once RAF West KirbyTrack through what was once RAF West Kirby

Royden Park, Frankby

A rich portion of nature, some wide open spaces and a slice of military history in this walk near Frankby.

Frankby walk

Looking back across the fields to the coast from Heswall FieldsLooking back across the fields to the coast from Heswall Fields

Heswall Dales

Fancy a little sea air? Take a bracing walk along the Wirral coast and down through Heswall Dales.

Heswall walk

Windy day at Parkgate by Michael HarrisonWindy day at Parkgate by Michael Harrison


You need to brave the elements in this walk as it runs close to the Dee Estuary, but you are rewarded with an abundance of wildlife and a good choice of places to eat post-walk.

Parkgate walk

The Wirral WayThe Wirral Way


Cheshire residents may mistake Willaston-in-Wirral for the place just outside Nantwich, but this village just to the east of Neston is the starting point for this walk.

Hooton walk

Little Eye, view towards Middle Eye and Hilbre IslandLittle Eye, view towards Middle Eye and Hilbre Island

West Kirby and Hilbre Island

Timing is crucial on this water themed walk from West Kirby to Hilbre Island as you are at the mercy of the Gods (or at least the tide timings).

Hilbre Island walk

Thurstaston Hill by Val AldersonThurstaston Hill by Val Alderson


This walk starts out at Royden Park Country Park, and takes in Thurstaton Common and Thor’s Stone.

Thurstaton walk

All Saints Parish Church and the village green, Thornton HoughAll Saints Parish Church and the village green, Thornton Hough

Thornton Hough

Our readers may be more familiar with the Manor and Hall of Thornton Hough, but this walk has a few hidden surprises.

Thornton Hough walk

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