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Wirral Country Park
0.24km from The Wirral Way
Wirral Country Park was the first designated Country Park in Britain. You can see magnificent views of migratory birds over the River Dee, walk-on Thurstaston Beach or have a barbecue or picnic in the grasslands. It is a place of contrasts. Badgers and Foxes hunt the quieter parts, birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to 10 kinds of butterflies in summer.
Peninsula Pest Control
1.6km from The Wirral Way
The Wirral Peninsula is the rectangular spit of land located due west of Liverpool, between the River Mersey and River Dee. It’s part of the Liverpool City Region, and most of the runs here are just a short commute from the Liverpool city center. It is supposed that the land was once overgrown with bog myrtle, a plant no longer found in the area, but plentiful around Formby, to which Wirral would once have had a similar habitat.
Ness Botanic Gardens
1.97km from The Wirral Way
The award-winning superb gardens at Ness are situated on the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and for plant collecting. The gardens have many fine specimen trees and flowers. Magnolias, rhododendron, witch-hazels and camellias are some of the notable plant-hunted species in the garden. Snowdrop walks are conducted during the flowering season.
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
4.12km from The Wirral Way
Burton Mere Wetlands straddles the border between England and Wales with a mosaic of freshwater wetland habitats, mixed farmland and woodland. The area is bursting with wildlife, hosting avocets, egrets, harriers, noisy redshanks, swallows and swifts. The reserve is open from 9am until 9pm (or dusk if sooner) and the reception hide is open from 9:30am until 5pm. There is a charge for non-members of the RSPB.
5.45km from The Wirral Way
Wirral Peninsula - perfect for a short break or holiday; with its many attractions, things to do, and fantastic events and festivals. The roughly rectangular peninsula is about 15 miles long and 7 miles wide and is bounded by the River Dee to the west that forms a boundary with Wales, the River Mersey to the east, and the Irish Sea to the north.
Port Sunlight Museum
7.84km from The Wirral Way
A beautiful and majestic museum was located in the heart of the model village in Wirral. It tells the story of ‘soap king’ William Hesketh Lever, his great vision for the village and the lives of the people who lived and worked in Port Sunlight. It has displays from the vintage soap packaging to Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles in the village in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models, and an array of intriguing artifacts you can discover the tale of this inspirational vil
Lady Lever Art Gallery
7.91km from The Wirral Way
The Lady Lever Art Gallery The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth and it houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. One of the iconic attractions in this area and The collection is strong in British 19th-century painting and sculpture, spilling over to include late 18th-century and early 20th works.
Wirral Country Park
8.82km from The Wirral Way
A majestic and beautiful country park blessed with the great natural beauty of 2,000 acres. There are lots of lovely wooded areas on-site and plenty of birdlife to observe. The 'backbone of the park is the 12 miles long Wirral Way, a footpath and bridleway developed on a disused railway that closed in 1962. A stretch of amenity grassland provides access to clay sea cliffs, and there are a number of wildlife ponds.
9.49km from The Wirral Way
Wepre Park is an ancient woodland rich in wildlife and history. With a great playground, visitor center, woodland walks, the ruins of Ewloe Castle and fascinating history, geology and wildlife to discover, you’ll find plenty of family things to do and enjoy at this countryside site in Flintshire. It is a greatly valued green space for the residents of Connahs Quay, and is used by over 200,000 visitors from across the region annually.
10.02km from The Wirral Way
Royden Park is a large area of parkland adjacent to Thurstaston Common, which offers a wide range of activities and facilities. It comprises over 26 Hectares of mixed deciduous and conifer woodlands, meadows, fishing mere and wetland mere. It has a large lake called Roodee Mere where fishing is allowed with a permit. The old coach house for Hill Bark has been converted for use as a cafe and resource centre. There are conifer woodland walks, meadows with nature walks, car parking, a walled garde
10.13km from The Wirral Way
A beautiful castle was erected around 1257 by the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in the times of the weak reign of English king Henry III. It was built near the battlefield of 1157, during which English forces under Henry II were defeated in an ambush by the Welsh. The castle was built on a small hill in a valley to the south of the Wepre Brook River, to which the smaller New Inn stream joined to the east. It overlooks the junction of two streams with higher ground to the south.
National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
10.17km from The Wirral Way
The National Waterways Museum tells stories of how waterways transform Britain. Through the care and use of our collections, these stories enrich the lives of our present and future audiences, creating inspirational, informative, and entertaining experiences. The collection consists of over 12,000 objects – including sixty-eight historic boats and a significant archive of historical records and images which alone occupies 0.9km of space.
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
10.55km from The Wirral Way
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum stands at the core of the Wirral Museums Service, offering fourteen gallery spaces that regularly host changing exhibitions of national and local significance. It also houses one of the best art collections in the North West of England in its beautifully proportioned galleries. The gallery also hosts regular exhibitions that can include work by nationally and internationally renowned artists. There are regular musical concerts and the gallery is also a venue for
Wales Coast Path
10.67km from The Wirral Way
The Wales Coast Path is the first path in the world to follow a country’s coastline in its entirety. Dip in anywhere along its 870 miles and delight in jaw-dropping views, contemporary cultural hotspots, unforgettable encounters with nature, and thousands of years of history. It runs through eleven national nature reserves and other nature reserves such as those managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and The Wildlife Trusts.
Blue Planet Aquarium
10.94km from The Wirral Way
The Blue Planet Aquarium is a marine and freshwater aquarium located by the Cheshire Oaks retail and leisure complex in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. When opened by the Queen in July 1998. The interior houses tanks, pools, and submerged tunnels designed to take the visitor through different habitats of the marine environment. The aquarium contains many varieties of marine and freshwater fish, including more types of shark than anywhere else in Britain.
The Otterspool Promenade
10.98km from The Wirral Way
Otterspool Promenade is a stunning riverside walk and accompanying area of parkland in South Liverpool. With beautiful views across the River Mersey, the promenade is an ideal place to go for a stroll, walk the dog, cycle or kite flying. The promenade adjoins the former private parkland estates of Cressington Park, Fulwood Park and Grassendale Park. It is notable for the excellent views it gives of shipping in the Mersey and over the river to the Wirral.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
11.04km from The Wirral Way
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a beautiful country park which was set in one and a half miles you can explore an exciting 70 acres of woodland and 2000 years of history with lakes, streams, ancient monuments, and historic factories around every corner. The visitor centre is the entrance to a farm and museum. The center also provides information on woodland walks, educational activities, bird watching and fishing in the area.
11.28km from The Wirral Way
Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside founded in 1150. The remains of the priory are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
11.59km from The Wirral Way
Birkenhead Park is one of Britain's foremost historic parks, and indeed, is a pioneer in the development of public parks across the world. The park was designated a conservation area in 1977 and declared a Grade I listed landscape by English Heritage in 1995. The park influenced the design of Central Park in New York and Sefton Park in Liverpool.
11.91km from The Wirral Way
View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat at this award-winning attraction, U-534, one of only four U-boats left in the world. Through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits you will gain a unique insight into life on board the submarine during wartime, and learn more about the history of U-534 through the well preserved artefacts. You will see into the cross-sectioned submarine and discover its amazing story through a highly interactive and exciting exhibition.
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The Wirral Way, Neston, UK
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. Birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to ten kinds of butterflies in summer.