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Bebington

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Slow Ways linking Bebington and Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Heswall, Neston, Woodchurch

England / Merseyside / Bebington

Bebington’s five Slow Ways are 90% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 4/5
and surveyed: 4/5

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 134m Descent 131m
Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell two

Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 132m Descent 132m
Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell three Enjoy me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Bebington—Ellesmere Port
Bebell four Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent - Descent -
Birkenhead—Bebington
Birbeb one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 35m Descent 43m
Birkenhead—Bebington
Birbeb two Verify me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Heswall—Bebington
Hesbeb one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 68m Descent 138m
Neston—Bebington
Nesbeb one Enjoy me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 81m Descent 99m
Woodchurch—Bebington
Woobeb one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 77m Descent 105m

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Collective progress

78% of Bebington’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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9/9

reviewed

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surveyed

4/9

verified

8 people have contributed to Bebington’s Slow Ways

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9 people have surveyed a route in Bebington

104km out of 104km have been walked and reviewed

221km of reviews have been shared in Bebington

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With good views over the river, we head downhill and once more move along residential roads through Rock Ferry. At the end, we reach New Ferry where we are briefly at the river, with plenty of benches if you wanted to break the walk and watch the river and the birds....

Hiking Historian

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I walked most of this route in July 2023 and then walked the alternative route between Port Sunlight Station and Bebington Station (through Port Sunlight) in February 2024. (There is also a garden centre near the end in Port Sunlight, which has replaced another open-air pool where I learned to swim!). There were quite a lot of cafés and shops near Bromborough Station, to break up the journey. I walked through the centre of Port Sunlight village past lots of lovely and varied housing, and municipal buildings, and I like this route better that the road alongside the railway....

Mary Oz

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I then crossed Mersey Park where there were better views across the Mersey to Liverpool and further south east. Eventually I crossed to Rock Park, a quiet road of historic houses lining the Mersey....

Mary Oz

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Birkenhead—Bebington

Mary Oz added Birbeb two, a new walk from Birkenhead to Bebington

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

Mary Oz added Bebell four, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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Walking from Ellesmere Port, I had hoped to find a less roady way, but north of the railway here it is all very industrial, so I started with a long, dull, pavement walk. (There is also a garden centre near the end in Port Sunlight, which has replaced another open-air pool where I learned to swim!). There were quite a lot of cafés and shops near Bromborough Station, to break up the journey. The cycle track from Spital Dam to Port Sunlight was new to me, and was quite a pleasant way to arrive into the gorgeous Port Sunlight. Even the railway station is quite cute, like a Swiss cottage....

Mary Oz

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We're not on it long, however; we soon zigzag down a ramp to the road and head downhill towards Dibbinsdale. From here, it's a road walk through residential areas, passing a few shops and pubs along the way. Crossing and moving down one more residential road, we then take another tunnel under the railway, before moving through a meadow. At the end, we cross a road into a smaller, sunken section of the park, before heading over a bridge and taking steps up to the residential roads above. It's then residential roads through Overpool to Ellesmere Port, ending at the station....

Hiking Historian

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The section from Storeton up to the B5151 (Mount Road) seemed unnecessarily complicated - easier to walk up Redhill Road ( a quiet lane much used by local walkers and away from the noise of the motorway)....

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Soon we were heading up through another couple of fields and out onto Red Hill Road, an uphill road walk with no pavement, but quiet. Lots to like about this route, but not the mile of main road, the longer than necessary proximity of the M53, and a lot of mud....

Mary Oz

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A direct and safe Slow Way comprising mainly of pavement pounding....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Birbeb one

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This was a rather dull but easy route, all along suburban pavements except for a short footpath cutting through woods, which made the route less accessible due to kissing gates and cycle barriers. Mostly it passed pleasant enough housing, with one terrace just north of Green Lane Station being particularly pleasing. There were quite a few shops on the route too, but a lot of them had metal grills covering them....

Mary Oz

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There are toilets at the Birkenhead station at least (I just didn’t notice at Bebington but mainly because I wasn’t looking)....

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This however reaches Ellesmere Port Golf Course and you are faced with a choice. Getting off the main road, you join a series of greenways and streets across residential areas, all pretty direct and enjoyable, with the occasional pub or shop. There is a road crossing before a short bit of pavement pounding leads you to an old railway line which takes you to Port Sunlight....

David Sanderson

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2 At Ellesmere Port Golf Club the route diverts from the footpath and was impossible to follow from south to north....

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

David Sanderson added Bebell three, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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A good route with a rural midsection, which due to its terrain (often muddy), multiple stiles and gates, as well some short unpaved road sections, exclude all but foot traffic. Despite this, it is the best route in connecting the two locations....

Hiking Historian

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Urban walks at each end, but the middle does go through some lovely countryside. Due to the terrain, it's foot only as it passes through fields and a variety of gates....

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Mostly for foot only, with some footpaths and a route across a golf course excluding wheelchairs and bicycles....

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

Hiking Historian added Bebell two, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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Firstly there is no exit from the old railway path to Dibbinsdale; secondly, the recommended path from Bromborough Rake is along a private track to a locked gate on an unpaved road. I've submitted an alternative....

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Bebington

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The road junctions can be quite difficult especially if one is on the slow side because of any impediment. Quite a lot of road / urban walking which makes it less interesting....

Mike111

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In between it was typical Wirral walking, old footpaths and roads, the road section between Thornton Hough and Raby can be detoured by an obvious footpath at the far side of the playing field (not on OS)....

Dermot Byrne

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The paths between the towns tend to be narrow and rough and some paths can be muddy and have nettles and brambles encroaching during summer and autumn....

Philippa

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Philippa surveyed Nesbeb one

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Dermot Byrne surveyed Nesbeb one

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Hiking Historian surveyed Woobeb one

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Urban section through Bebington looks confusing on the map, but on the ground is sensible and makes a lot of sense. Pavements are even with crossings and ramps, but there are sections on unpaved roads and footpaths that exclude cyclists and wheelchairs. That being said, it is a pleasurant urban and rural walk through a pretty part of the Wirral....

Hiking Historian

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Hiking Historian took this photo on Woobeb one

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Hiking Historian surveyed Birbeb one

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Unremarkable urban walk, but, given the built-up nature of the area, the best one that links the two areas. Mostly along well-lit, evenly surfaced pavements, with a wooded short footpath section with possible obstacles for wheelchair users, this route is accessible on foot and cycle, and is served by many shops along the way, and two railways stations at either end....

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Hiking Historian took this photo on Birbeb one

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Bebington

Ktayl surveyed Bebington

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Bebington—Ellesmere Port

Slow Ways added Bebell one, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere Port

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Birkenhead—Bebington

Slow Ways added Birbeb one, a new walk from Birkenhead to Bebington

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Heswall—Bebington

Slow Ways added Hesbeb one, a new walk from Heswall to Bebington

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Neston—Bebington

Slow Ways added Nesbeb one, a new walk from Neston to Bebington

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Woodchurch—Bebington

Slow Ways added Woobeb one, a new walk from Woodchurch to Bebington

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Bebington, Wed 19 June

19°

Partly cloudy

Bebington’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ3333084942

Lat / Lon

53.35715° / -3.00317°

Easting / Northing

333,330E / 384,942N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bebington's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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