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Woodchurch

Merseyside


Slow Ways linking Woodchurch and Bebington, Birkenhead, Heswall, Hoylake, Wallasey, West Kirby

England / Merseyside / Woodchurch

Woodchurch’s six Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 3/6

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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 Woodchurch from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
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
Hoylake—Woodchurch
Hoywoo one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 40m Descent 76m
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
Woodchurch—Bebington
Woobeb one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 77m Descent 105m
Woodchurch—Birkenhead
Woobir one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 49m Descent 84m
Woodchurch—Birkenhead
Woobir two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 93m Descent 55m
Woodchurch—Wallasey
Woowal one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 81m Descent 111m

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Collective progress

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

9/9

drawn

9/9

reviewed

6/9

surveyed

3/9

verified

5 people have contributed to Woodchurch’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Woodchurch

70km out of 70km have been walked and reviewed

132km of reviews have been shared in Woodchurch

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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)....

DerbyshireBBguide

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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....

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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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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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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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However, the gate into this is locked when the shopping centre is closed and you'd need to use roads if that was the case....

Mary Oz

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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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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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As with many routes moving through rural Wirral, the terrain and multitude of gates and stiles exclude wheeled users. But as a footpath, it's a good one! Through the always pleasant Arrowe Park; lots of fields; the odd wood and even an old RAF base, this starts and ends at areas good for transport, with shops at the Hoylake end, and a pub at Woodchurch....

Hiking Historian

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A road walk through Woodchurch; a long railside footpath to Upton; up and over Bidston Hill (again, the terrain isn't the greatest for anything over two wheels); through Bidston and past the station (more stairs). A good walk through a variety of terrains, and always good to get up Bidston Hill....

Hiking Historian

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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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Hiking Historian surveyed Weswoo two

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Hiking Historian surveyed Woobir two

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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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Urban walk through Birkenhead, through Oxton, and ending up a Woodchurch. Well-paved throughout....

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 Woowal one

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Woodchurch—Birkenhead

Hiking Historian added Woobir two, a new walk from Woodchurch to Birkenhead

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Despite a footpath by Townfield Primary being marked on the OS map, it is not on the Council footpath map, and the route goes through school grounds and actual houses. I'll reroute it soon....

Hiking Historian

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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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WalkerSteve surveyed Hoywoo one

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We walked this route, from East to West (Woodchurch to Hoylake) on 6th May 2021 after a few showery days....

WalkerSteve

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Heswall—Woodchurch

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

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Hoylake—Woodchurch

Slow Ways added Hoywoo one, a new walk from Hoylake to Woodchurch

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West Kirby—Woodchurch

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

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Woodchurch—Bebington

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

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Woodchurch—Birkenhead

Slow Ways added Woobir one, a new walk from Woodchurch to Birkenhead

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Woodchurch—Wallasey

Slow Ways added Woowal one, a new walk from Woodchurch to Wallasey

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Woodchurch, Sun 21 July

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Woodchurch’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ2763086331

Lat / Lon

53.36888° / -3.08912°

Easting / Northing

327,630E / 386,331N

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