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Parkgate Circular

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Parkgate Circular
Author: violyn, Published: 06 Apr 2019 Walk Rating:star0 Parkgate Circular, Cheshire Walking Guidestar0 Parkgate Circular, Cheshire Walking Guidestar0 Parkgate Circular, Cheshire Walking Guidestar0 Parkgate Circular, Cheshire Walking Guidestar0 Parkgate Circular, Cheshire Walking Guide
Cheshire, Wirral
Walk Type: River or lakeside
Parkgate Circular
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot Parkgate Circular, Cheshire Walking Guide
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An easy 4 mile walk on the Wirral in Cheshire, partly alongside the River Dee Estuary and partly on the Wirral Way. There is one kissing gate to negotiate and 6 steps to descend. Allow 2 hours.

Start from The Old Baths picnic area car park, Boathouse Lane in Parkgate. This was free of charge at the time of writing (April 2019). Nearest postcode CH64 6RL.

Walk Sections

Start to Cottage Lane
Start to Cottage Lane

Start point: 53.3032 lat, -3.0916 long
End point: 53.3119 lat, -3.1036 long

Take the track at the end of the car park and walk along with the Dee Estuary on your left. After passing through a gap in a wall, follow the sea wall path for about 1200 metres. At the end of a beech hedge, go down the steps to the old slipway.

Cottage Lane to Cobbled Track
Cottage Lane to Cobbled Track

Start point: 53.3119 lat, -3.1036 long
End point: 53.3162 lat, -3.0941 long

Turn right and walk up Cottage Lane crossing a bridge that goes over the Wirral Way. After passing the entrance to a golf club, at the crossroads turn right onto a cobbled track.

Cobbled Track to Golf Course
Cobbled Track to Golf Course

Start point: 53.3162 lat, -3.0941 long
End point: 53.3095 lat, -3.0943 long

Continue downhill on the main track with fields on the left and a golf course on the right. Enjoy the views over the Dee Estuary. The path then goes into a tunnel of trees and you will soon come to a fork in the track. Keep right down a step onto a footpath that crosses the golf course.

Golf Course to Wirral Way
Golf Course to Wirral Way

Start point: 53.3095 lat, -3.0943 long
End point: 53.2983 lat, -3.0784 long

Walk across the golf course keeping between the blue marker posts. Go through the kissing gate and turn left onto the Wirral Way.

Wirral Way to Cycle Route 56
Wirral Way to Cycle Route 56

Start point: 53.2983 lat, -3.0784 long
End point: 53.3003 lat, -3.0886 long

Continue along the Wirral Way for almost a mile, until you come to a bridge with wooden screens along the side of it. Turn left before this bridge, signposted cycle route 56, then turn right to go underneath the bridge.

Cycle Route 56 to End
Cycle Route 56 to End

Start point: 53.3003 lat, -3.0886 long
End point: 53.3031 lat, -3.0913 long

After passing under the bridge you will emerge to the end of Brooklands Road. With a school on your left walk along Brooklands Road and then take the second turning on the right into Hawthorne Road. At the T junction at the end, turn left into Bevyl Road which will take you to the Parade. With the river in front of you, turn right and walk along past The Boathouse Inn to return to The Old Baths car park where the walk began.

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