Updated route correcting errors on Caldy Hill
Updated route correcting errors on Caldy Hill
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Reviews - 3
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Is this route good enough? - Yes (3)
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|Grade 3X based on 1 surveys
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|Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities in the middle third of this route.
Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.
Obstacles on this route.
Is this route step and stile free?
Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.
Narrowest part of path: no data
The steepest uphill gradient East: no data
The steepest uphill gradient West: no data
The steepest camber: no data
How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (1)
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We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.
25.0% of the route is on roads (1)
There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night
50.0% of the route is paved (1)
50.0% of the route is muddy (1)
30.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)
15.0% of the route is through long grass (1)
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Mary Oz05 Sep 2022
This was a lovely route. From Woodchurch it headed straight into Arrowe Park along a tree-lined path. This became a tarmacked path across a large recreational field behind the hospital, then headed back into some woods. It crossed fields, along a well-trodden path, then a lane led to a lovely pub.
From here there was a long section through Royden Park/Thurstaston Common. This was more woodland, underlaid by classic Wirral stratified red sandstone. This is a popular area but not too busy, as it is quite spacious.
After this there was the only significant road section of this route, about half a mile along the pavement of the A540, not unpleasant though. Then it was back into the woods to weave over Caldy Hill. There were a lot of foot-worn paths here which are not always up to date on the OS Map, but the GPS route is pretty accurate. At one point there was a lovely view across the Dee estuary to North Wales.
The route wound down a couple of quiet roads, through a corner of Ashton Park and onto the Wirral Way (a former railway line) into West Kirby. Very enjoyable.
Team Tato13 Mar 2022
A lovely green walk through some scenic parts of the Wirral including fields and forests. Unfortunately, due to its almost entirely unpaved nature, this route would likely be difficult for anyone with a wheelchair or pram. Cycling likewise not recommended as some parts specifically prohibit bikes. Brilliant walk though if you're planning an afternoon with the dog!.
Hiking Historian26 Nov 2021
Good countryside walk. Very good for hikers and cyclists, but some areas exclude wheelchairs and buggies due to terrain and gate access.
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