Wirral Way

West Kirby Railway Station, Wirral, Cheshire, CH48 4HZ

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The Wirral Way. Photo credit: Jeff Buck

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The Wirral Way is a path on the track of an old railway that goes from West Kirby to Hooton in mid-Wirral offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales. Originally the railway formed a circuit of Wirral and this is the missing link.

It is situated within Wirral Country Park. Wirral Country Park is a place of contrasts. Birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to ten kinds of butterfly in summer. From the boulder-clay cliffs look out over the Dee Estuary across its 31,500 acres to the Welsh shore, 5 miles away, and on a clear day you can see the familiar outline of Moel Famau in the Clwydian Hills. The estuary's ever-changing light, broad vistas and westerly sunsets reflected in the mudflats and the sea are a constant delight.

OS Explorer map 266 shows all of the route while only a small part of the route is covered by map 265.

Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping

Waymark: The Wirral Way is part of Route 56 of the National Cycle Network.

Former Railway
Cycle Route
Industrial History

Start: SJ213870 - West Kirby Railway Station, Wirral, Merseyside | What 3 Words: ///flight.reply.return

Finish: SJ349782 - Hooton Railway Station, Wirral, Merseyside

19.6 Km (12.2 miles)
115 m (377 ft) ascent
57 m (187 ft)  maximum height

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Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



Contact Us

Tel: 0151 648 4371

Tel: 0151 648 4371

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