To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Inspire me planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Planner to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Parkgate Walk

Add Parkgate Walk to your Itinerary

Old Baths Car Park
Parkgate
Cheshire
CH64 7TX
Parkgate Walk

About

Grade: Easy
Distance: 5km/3 miles
Time: 2 hours
Start: Old Baths car park, Parkgate
Map: OS Explorer 266
Terrain: Generally flat along good surfaces (short grass over golf course).
Barriers: 2 kissing gates, no stiles.
Toilets: Several PHs and cafes along the way. Public toilets are also signed off the Parade.

Parkgate, with its tremendous views across the internationally important Dee Estuary towards the Welsh Hills, provides the setting for this fascinating, yet gentle walk.

The town was once a bustling port, but the ships are now a distant memory. The silting of the river has left a rich marsh which, at high tides during the winter months, provides some of the most spectacular bird watching in the North West of England.

At that time of year, the marsh is home to thousands of waders and wildfowl, which in turn attract peregrine falcon, merlin, hen harrier and short eared owl.

This walk follows the line of the old sea wall, with its vista across the estuary. It then moves inland using the route of a disused railway line, now rich in wild flowers and butterflies.

Finally the walk returns along Parkgate's Parade with its pubs, restaurants and shops selling home-made dairy ice cream.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

Route Guides

Map & Directions

What's nearby

  1. Coach House and Orchard Cottage

    A delightful rural setting on the Dee estuary. Two spacious, comfortable cottages...

    1.04 miles away
  2. The Ship Hotel

    Whether on business or pleasure - The Ship is the ideal location.

    1.25 miles away
  3. Thornton Hall Hotel

    A 4-star family-owned hotel set in beautiful gardens in one of Cheshire 's most...

    1.49 miles away
  1. Thornton Manor

    Thornton Manor is the perfect choice for weddings, private events, meetings, conferences,...

    2.03 miles away
  2. Thornton Manor Cottages

    Thornton Manor is the perfect choice for weddings, private events, meetings, conferences,...

    2.03 miles away
  3. Mere Brook House

    Mere Brook House is an imposing Edwardian country house on the Wirral. It offers high...

    2.51 miles away
  4. Lavender Cottage

    This end terrace cottage is a working livestock farm located in the hamlet of Burton,...

    2.52 miles away
  5. Quarter Cottage

    Quarter Cottage is a brick built terraced cottage set on the owners' horse racing stables...

    3.01 miles away
  6. Castle Cottage

    Castle Cottage is situated 6 miles from Chester and makes a fabulous base for a family...

    3.01 miles away
  7. View Cottage

    Located on the outskirts of Ledsham, just 4 miles from Chester View Cottage is a...

    3.01 miles away
  8. Brook Meadow Hotel

    Brook Meadow Hotel is nestled in the beautiful countryside of Childer Thornton, with over...

    3.38 miles away
  9. Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

    Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, at our country house retreat we offer a...

    3.61 miles away
  10. Woodcote Hotel

    A friendly, family-run hotel with 21 en suite bedrooms, bar and licensed restaurant.

    3.72 miles away
  11. Woodhey House Hotel

    We believe that the Woodhey House Hotel Chester is one of the best hotels in Chester -...

    3.75 miles away
  12. Premier Inn - Wirral Two Mills

    Our unique good night guarantee gives our customers peace of mind. Friendly, convenient...

    3.89 miles away
  13. Premier Inn Wirral (Childer Thornton)

    At Premier Travel Inn it really matters to us that you enjoy your stay.

    4.04 miles away
Previous Next

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)