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West Kirby

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Slow Ways linking West Kirby and Heswall, Hoylake, Woodchurch

England / Merseyside / West Kirby

West Kirby’s three Slow Ways are 100% checked

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

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to West Kirby from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
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
West Kirby—Hoylake
Weshoy one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 5m Descent 3m
West Kirby—Hoylake
Weshoy two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
West Kirby—Woodchurch
Weswoo one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 117m Descent 154m
West Kirby—Woodchurch
Weswoo two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 130m Descent 166m

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Collective progress

79% of West Kirby’s three route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

6/6

reviewed

4/6

surveyed

3/6

verified

8 people have contributed to West Kirby’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in West Kirby

44km out of 44km have been walked and reviewed

89km of reviews have been shared in West Kirby

Latest Updates

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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West Kirby—Hoylake

Mary Oz added Weshoy two, a new walk from West Kirby to Hoylake

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It follows the coast from West Kirby to the western corner of the Wirral before heading along a straight road into Hoylake....

Mary Oz

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From Woodchurch it headed straight into Arrowe Park along a tree-lined path. 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....

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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The long path along the golf course is a little narrow though and - as it is shared between pedestrians and cyclists - it can sometimes cause a little irritation between both parties when it is busy (as during our walk)....

Team Tato

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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....

Team Tato

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Hiking Historian surveyed Weshes one

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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....

Hiking Historian

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Hiking Historian surveyed Weshoy one

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Hiking Historian surveyed Weswoo two

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A very short and easy Slow Way. Pavement and footpath between two stations....

Hiking Historian

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Very good for hikers and cyclists, but some areas exclude wheelchairs and buggies due to terrain and gate access....

Hiking Historian

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Fantastic route on footpaths and paved roads, but route from Caldy Hill doesn't exist! Despite marked on OS, it does not exist on the ground, passing through thick heather, gorse and new trees. Shall submit slightly amended WESWOO Two....

Hiking Historian

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West Kirby—Woodchurch

Hiking Historian added Weswoo two, a new walk from West Kirby to Woodchurch

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WalkerSteve surveyed Weshoy one

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The route is almost completely on tarmac or paved surfaces, with about half road walking and half along a tarmac path. There are very few obstacles so suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Not a very exciting walk though, very little to see along the way....

WalkerSteve

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This route is recommended for all types of walking/wheelchair users on a tarmacadam footway; safe and easily accessible. The pathway adjacent to the rail line (on your left) opens out with the municipal golf course on the right. Emerging from the footpath at Hoylake is the wonderful Art Deco !930's railway station....

DavidB

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The route starts off on the road but there’s a footpath slightly set back from the road to start off with. After a section down a residential street you reach West Kirby football club. It was a little confusing about which way to go but look for the footpath sign on the left....

Bethoskins

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West Kirby

broo0ose surveyed West Kirby

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West Kirby—Heswall

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

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West Kirby—Hoylake

Slow Ways added Weshoy one, a new walk from West Kirby to Hoylake

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West Kirby—Woodchurch

Slow Ways added Weswoo one, a new walk from West Kirby to Woodchurch

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West Kirby’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ2139586892

Lat / Lon

53.37303° / -3.18294°

Easting / Northing

321,395E / 386,892N

Fancy stretching your legs a bit more?

If you’ve polished off all of the routes between West Kirby and its neighbours, how about walking its whole web?

This includes the great ring of routes that join its neighbours to each other!

Facilities

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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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