Slow Ways linking Bebington and Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Heswall, Neston, Woodchurch
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 134m||Descent 131m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent 132m||Descent 132m|
||Review me||Distance 16km/10mi||Ascent -||Descent -|
||Enjoy me||Distance 4km/3mi||Ascent 35m||Descent 43m|
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 68m||Descent 138m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 81m||Descent 99m|
||Enjoy me||Distance 9km/5mi||Ascent 77m||Descent 105m|
71% of Bebington’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
8 people have contributed to Bebington’s Slow Ways
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6 people have surveyed a route in Bebington
83km out of 83km have been walked and reviewed
163km of reviews have been shared in Bebington
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)....
Mary Oz surveyed Woobeb oneWalk this route
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....
A direct and safe Slow Way comprising mainly of pavement pounding....
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....
There are toilets at the Birkenhead station at least (I just didn’t notice at Bebington but mainly because I wasn’t looking)....
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....
2 At Ellesmere Port Golf Club the route diverts from the footpath and was impossible to follow from south to north....
David Sanderson added Bebell three, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere PortWalk this route
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....
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....
Mostly for foot only, with some footpaths and a route across a golf course excluding wheelchairs and bicycles....
Hiking Historian added Bebell two, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere PortWalk this route
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....
steveonwirral surveyed BebingtonView facilities
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....
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)....
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....
Mike111 surveyed Nesbeb oneWalk this route
Philippa surveyed Nesbeb oneWalk this route
Dermot Byrne surveyed Nesbeb oneWalk this route
Hiking Historian surveyed Woobeb oneWalk this route
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 surveyed Birbeb oneWalk this route
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....
Ktayl surveyed BebingtonView facilities
Slow Ways added Bebell one, a new walk from Bebington to Ellesmere PortWalk this route
Slow Ways added Birbeb one, a new walk from Birkenhead to BebingtonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Hesbeb one, a new walk from Heswall to BebingtonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Nesbeb one, a new walk from Neston to BebingtonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Woobeb one, a new walk from Woodchurch to BebingtonWalk this route
Bebington’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
53.35715° / -3.00317°
Easting / Northing
333,330E / 384,942N
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