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Walking Guides

Walking Guides

Discover Wirral with our free walking guides

Wirral Walking Guides

Wirral’s rich and diverse landscape lends itself perfectly for outdoor adventures, and is highly popular with walkers from across the country, and beyond.

We’re known for our fantastic mix of coast and countryside, and we have developed many walking guides below which help you explore these scenic elements of our landscape.  From coastal strolls with awe-inspiring views, to countryside walks with miles of unspoilt green land.  Walking in Wirral is not to be missed.

Walks in North West Wirral

Our three north west walking guides take you around some of the best, unspoilt countryside that our beautiful peninsula has to offer.  Walk one through Irby and Thurstaston will set your mind free of the stress of everyday life.  Starting in Thurstaston, you are rewarded for the climb up Thurstaston Common with breath-taking views across to Wales, and on a really clear day, you can even pick out the Blackpool Tower far away to the north.

Route two takes you back through many more areas of natural beauty, not least Royden Park where grand forest guides you through to lovely meadows and one of Wirral’s hidden treasures, Hilbark House.  The final North West Wirral walk takes you through West Kirby and Caldy Hill, sampling more stunning views out to Liverpool Bay and walking along the Wirral Way.

Download our route guides:

Walk 1 - Irby & Thurstaston & map
Walk 2 - Royden Park to Frankby via former RAF Camp & map
Walk 3 - West Kirby & Caldy Hill & map

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Walks in North East Wirral

The north east of Wirral offers some great walks, with both coastal paths and routes around the historic wonders of Birkenhead, including Hamilton Square.  Walk one will take you through the lovely area of Bidston, passing Bidston Windmill along the way which was believed to have been built back in 1596.

Walk 2 takes you in to Birkenhead, and along with the picturesque Hamilton Square, there are also opportunities to sample more history with the German U-Boat story, the iconic Mersey Ferries and the Birkenhead Transport Museum.

Last and by no means least, walk three offers you a stroll alongside the River Birkett before arriving back at the coast, and a chance to see the fascinating Leasowe Lighthouse.

Download our route guides:

Walk 1 - Bidston Hill & River Fender & map
Walk 2 - The Wonders of Birkenhead & map
Walk 3 - The River Birket, Leasowe Lighthouse & the Coast & map

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Walks in South West Wirral

South west Wirral offers some lush green landscape and picturesque villages, the perfect area to enjoy some walking in Wirral.  We’ve included three walks for you to try, with the first one taking in the tranquil surrounds of Brimstage and Thornton Hough, including opportunities to visit Brimstage Craft Centre and the historic village of Thornton Hough.

Walk two takes you back toward Parkgate and Gayton, with sweeping views across the Dee Estuary to North Wales.  The Estuary is home to several rare species of birds during certain times of the year, while spring and summer is a stunning time to walk this route. This route includes lots of quiet country tracks and lanes and allows you to visit Parkgate with its many eating and drinking options.

Finally, our final walk in south west Wirral is around the Heswall Dales. You get to experience the diversity of Wirral in just one walk, with peaceful coastal pathways giving way to inland trails through stunning ancient woodland and waterfalls.

Download our route guides:

Walk 1 - Brimstage & Thornton Hough & map
Walk 2 - Parkgate & Gayton & map
Walk 3 - Heswall Dales &Fields & map

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Walks in South East Wirral

Walking in south east Wirral again gives you lots of opportunity to enjoy our beautiful landscapes and views.  Walk one is a circular route that begins and ends in Store Village, taking in the enchanting Storeton Woods in the process.

We’re back on to the Wirral Way in walk two as we explore Willaston and Eastham.  This route can get a little wet and muddy in autumn and winter, or after heavy rain, so dress appropriately.  It’s also the longest walk within this section, but allows you to see some real treats, including Willaston windmill.

Finally, our third walk allows you another circular route and joins together two more areas of real natural beauty.  Joining together Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve and Eastham Country Park, this walk is around 5.5 miles long.

Download our route guides:

Walk 1 - Storeton Village map
Walk 2 - Willaston & Eastham & map
Walk 3 - Eastham & Bromborough & map

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Arrowe Park to Parkgate Circular walk

If you’re a keen walker looking for a nice long walk in Wirral, then our Arrowe Park to Parkgate Circular Walk could be perfect.  Taking in many of those beautiful areas we have visited in the walks on this page, this 15 mile walk takes you to many places including Storeton, Brimstage, Thornton Hough, Arrowe Park and many more.

There’s some real treats along the way too, so download our walking route guide below to learn about this amazing route and begin planning when you will tackle it!

Download our route guide:

Arrowe Park to Parkgate Circular Walk Guide

Last but not least, check out The Wirral Circular Trail for the ultimate explorer in you!

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