7 walks on the Wirral Peninsula

Laburnum arch, Royden Park by Kevin Lyth

Laburnum arch, Royden Park by Kevin Lyth - Credit: Archant

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

Track through what was once RAF West Kirby

Track through what was once RAF West Kirby - Credit: Archant

Royden Park, Frankby

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

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Looking back across the fields to the coast from Heswall Fields

Looking back across the fields to the coast from Heswall Fields - Credit: Archant

Heswall Dales

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

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Windy day at Parkgate by Michael Harrison

Windy day at Parkgate by Michael Harrison - Credit: Archant

Parkgate

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.

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The Wirral Way

The Wirral Way - Credit: Keith Carter

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Hooton

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.

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Little Eye, view towards Middle Eye and Hilbre Island

Little Eye, view towards Middle Eye and Hilbre Island - Credit: Archant

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).

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Thurstaston Hill by Val Alderson

Thurstaston Hill by Val Alderson - Credit: Archant

Irby and Thurstaton

Start this month’s walk on Thingwall Road, heading off through Irby and skirting Thurstaston Common, eventually reaching Arrowe Country Park.

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All Saints Parish Church and the village green, Thornton Hough

All Saints Parish Church and the village green, Thornton Hough - Credit: Archant

Thornton Hough

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

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