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Wirral Shore Way

Cheshire, Merseyside

36 km / 22 miles
From the historic city of Chester to the north western tip of the Wirral Peninsula the route of the Way is dictated by the old coastline of Wirral bordering the Dee Estuary, passing the remains of a Norman fortress used in the Edwardian wars against the Welsh, a line of dried out Elizabethan sea ports developed as Chester suffered a siltation, and a host of villages and seaside resorts. Along the Dee Estuary, the Way briefly links into the Wirral Way and from Hoylake, the Wirral Coastal Walk provides a 10-mile extension to Seacombe. The Wirral Way (12 miles) uses the track of an old railway that goes from West Kirby to Hooton in mid-Wirral offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales. Originally the railway formed a circuit of Wirral and this is the missing link.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Coastal
Start: SJ406665 - Chester Cathedral, Chester, Cheshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SJ204886 - West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walker's guide to the Wirral Shore Way  (Northern Eye Books  - 1999 )
Leaflet Wirral Country Park: Wirral Way  (Thurstaston Visitor Centre )
Leaflet North Wirral Coastal Park: Wirral Coastal Walk  (Thurstaston Visitor Centre )


Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 108, 117
OS Landranger Active 108, 117
OS Explorer 265, 266
OS Explorer Active 265, 266

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping

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