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Heswall

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Heswall and Bebington, Neston, West Kirby, Woodchurch

England / Merseyside / Heswall

Heswall’s four Slow Ways are 88% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 3/4

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Walk to Heswall from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Heswall—Bebington
Hesbeb one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 68m Descent 138m
Heswall—Neston
Hesnes one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 100m Descent 50m
Heswall—Woodchurch
Heswoo one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 37m Descent 77m
Heswall—Woodchurch
Heswoo two Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 68m Descent 26m
West Kirby—Heswall
Weshes one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 31m Descent 110m
West Kirby—Heswall
Weshes two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 213m Descent 135m

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Collective progress

75% of Heswall’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

3/6

surveyed

3/6

verified

9 people have contributed to Heswall’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Heswall

48km out of 48km have been walked and reviewed

104km of reviews have been shared in Heswall

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The walk takes you down to the Wirral Way and then along to Neston, taking a detour to walk along the front at Parkgate where there are pubs, coffee or tea shops, ice cream and fish and chips....

Derek Hollingsbee

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Derek Hollingsbee took this photo on Weshes two

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The walk takes you up to a monument at the top of the hill above West Kirby (a short section of steep steps) and then along through well walked paths, which I suspect would be muddy in winter, through wooded areas at highish level. After a while there is a car park for Thurstaston Hill and you can take respite for a short while by crossing the road to this and taking the path parallel to the main road, to rejoin it a little later. The walk then goes down a road without a path for a short while to the picturesque St Bartholemews Church and then along well walked clear paths and tracks at high level with occasional good views across the estuary to join the road after Oldfield farm....

Derek Hollingsbee

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West Kirby—Heswall

Derek Hollingsbee pledged to walk Weshes two

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After leaving the residential area of Heswall on the Deeside of the Wirral the route passes through flat fields to Barnston. The next section from Storeton Lane over Prenton Brook via leafy Barnston Dale to Thingwall is very pleasant and the Bassett Hound pub a handy place for food/drink. However the final third - past the enormous crematorium at Landican - is along a busy main road to the roundabout at Woodchurch....

DerbyshireBBguide

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DerbyshireBBguide took this photo on Heswoo two

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The route left Heswall bus station along residential pavements to go along the wooded footpath edge of Whitfield Common, then crossed the road to a footpath tucked in next to a school....

Mary Oz

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West Kirby—Heswall

Arthur Ramshaw added Weshes two, a new walk from West Kirby to Heswall

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The path is shared between pedestrians and cyclists so can be busy, but the path is wide enough not to cause many issues. After rain, mud can make some sections less accessible....

Team Tato

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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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Between two towns with good transport links and good pavements, there is a big chunk of countryside, often muddy, with gates and stiles which naturally excludes those using bicycles or wheelchairs, manual or motorised. That said, it is the best way of joining the two towns....

Hiking Historian

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Hiking Historian surveyed Hesnes one

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Hiking Historian surveyed Weshes one

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I concur with the other reviewers: the diversion down Boathouse Lane is mostly unnecessary unless you're going to the pub or into Parkgate for an ice cream! That said, it's a pleasant short coastal route on a path that mostly runs along the old railway of the Wirral Way, which is always a good walk....

Hiking Historian

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Some sections are not accessible to wheelchairs, but the majority of it is along wide and flat paths, with amenities at either end....

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I've amended the route slightly (HESWOO Two) to correct some odd footpath choices to make the route flow more naturally....

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Heswall—Woodchurch

Hiking Historian added Heswoo two, a new walk from Heswall to Woodchurch

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A good little walk, with a variety of "under-foot" conditions including Un-adopted roads, fields, disused railway and hidden urban routes, one suggestion though, when reaching the left turn off Wood Lane continue across Boathouse Lane past Backwood Farm/Hall to the Golf Course and turn left there on the footbath down to the Wirral Way, makes it a little more interesting. Great views across the Dee Estuary to Flint....

Dermot Byrne

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The flight of steps that are on the route from the Heswall bus station side would be a wheelchair deterrent although there are not that many of them in the flight so shouldnt be an issue for any able bodied walkers. Good views as you get towards the marshes across to Wales. Stout shoes or boots recommended....

Mike111

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Wheelchair and pushchair users would need to find an alternative route from Heswall bus station down to the marshes....

Philippa

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Mike111 surveyed Hesnes one

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Dermot Byrne surveyed Hesnes one

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Heswall

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Heswall—Bebington

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

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Heswall—Neston

Slow Ways added Hesnes one, a new walk from Heswall to Neston

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Heswall—Woodchurch

Slow Ways added Heswoo one, a new walk from Heswall to Woodchurch

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West Kirby—Heswall

Slow Ways added Weshes one, a new walk from West Kirby to Heswall

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Heswall, Wed 19 June

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Heswall’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ2698481797

Lat / Lon

53.32805° / -3.09777°

Easting / Northing

326,984E / 381,797N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Heswall'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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