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|Author: violyn, Published: 29 Mar 2019||Walk Rating:|
|An easy circular walk of just over 3 miles in Merseyside on mostly level ground, paths, tracks, fields and some roads. You can expect 3 kissing gates, 1 easy stile and 4 lift and replace gates. One field occasionally has horses grazing where a dog would need to be closely controlled. You may see Red Kites, Woodpeckers and a great variety of other birds, insects and mammals. Allow 1.5 hours.|
Royden Park car park is off Hillbark Road, Frankby. In March 2019 costs were £2 for all day. Nearest postcode CH48 1NP.
|Start to Frankby Stiles|
Start point: 53.3636 lat, -3.135 long
With the cafe and toilets behind you, walk a short distance to the crossroads of paths. Take the path signposted to Montgomery Hill and Frankby Mere. At the road, cross over and turn right. In about 50 metres turn left into Birch Heys and then immediately right onto a bridleway. At the next road, cross over and go straight ahead down Frankby Stiles passing Larton Stables.
|Frankby Stiles to T Junction in Woods|
Start point: 53.3752 lat, -3.1472 long
At the end of Frankby Stiles, in front of a field gate, turn left on a narrow path and then turn right over a bridge. Keep to the left-hand side of the field, pass through a kissing gate and then bear diagonally right towards a house, nearly hidden by conifers. Go through a kissing gate onto China Farm Lane and turn right. At the T-junction with Saughall Massie Road turn right and, about 20 metres past Newton Hall Farm, turn right through a lift-and-replace gate. The footpath, a bit overgrown in places, bends left and then right and past a pond. After crossing a field, pass a wooden barrier to reach a T-junction of footpaths.
|T Junction in Woods to Frankby Green|
Start point: 53.3802 lat, -3.1422 long
At this T-junction, turn right and go straight ahead through 2 field gates. At a fork in the track, keep left and then cross the bridge on the right via 2 lift-and-replace gates. This field may have horses grazing. Keep to the left-hand side of the field past a pond and then go through a kissing gate onto a stone track to Manor House Farm. Follow the public footpath signs behind the breeze-block stables and round the stable yard, eventually emerging onto Frankby Green.
|Frankby Green to End|
Start point: 53.3726 lat, -3.1363 long
Turn right along Frankby Green for about 50 metres and then turn left into Hill Bark Road. Pass The Old Rathbone public house and bear right into Royden Park. Follow the track back to the car park where the walk began.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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