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North Wirral Coastal Path Leasowe to Perch Rock

By Dave Roberts   

on July 15, 2012    No ratings yet.

Posted as a walk in – Cheshire, England, Europe

North Wirral Coastal Path Leasowe to Perch Rock

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13.19 km 47 m

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Activivity Type: Easy Walk

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North Wirral Coastal Path Leasowe to Perch Rock

While rather urban and built up, there’s an easy to follow path that’s suitable for runners, walkers and cyclists.

The Route

Staying at Leasowe Castle Hotel, I decided to give the coastal path a go. It’s very easy, and follows cycle tracks or the concrete embankment for the distance. If the tide is out, then at least you can run on the sand in places, with the beaches contrasting with the sea defenses.

You can continue beyond the North Wirral Coastal Park all the way to New Brighton along the wide promenade, all the way to the Perch Rock fort. The are of New Brighton has recently undergone significant investment and there’s a new development on the seafront not shown on the map. There’s a worrying sign on one section at New Brighton, stating that the walkway should not be used if covered with the tide. Worrying that such a sign should be required in in the first place, with common sense obviously not being sufficient.

Alternatively, you could follow the coastal path to the north western corner of the peninsula to Hoylake with views towards the North Wales hills.

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.
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