GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Birkenhead Park Walk

2 miles (3.2 km)

This large town in Merseyside is located on theWirral Peninsula, along the west bank of theRiver Mersey, opposite the city ofLiverpool. The town includes a significant public park which is a great place for an easy stroll. There's lakes, woodland and pretty gardens to visit on a series of surfaced footpaths. Birkenhead Park is the first publicly funded park in the UK. It is also notable as the inspiration for the most famous urban park in the world – Central Park in New York.
The area is also architecturally significant with a number of notable listed buildings. Look out for 'TheGrand Entrance'which was designed byLewis Hornblowerand is located at the northeast corner. The piece consists of three arches flanked by lodges and is inIonicstyle.
The photogenic Swiss Bridge spans the pretty lake and is unique as being the onlycovered bridgeof traditional wooden construction in the UK. There is also aPavilioncalled the Roman Boathouse next to the lake, the upper storey of which was originally intended to be a bandstand.
The park includes good facilities with an excellent visitor centre and cafe for refreshments after your walk.
To continue your walking in the area, head west to Bidston Hill. Here you will find 100 of acres heathland and woodland with historic buildings and ancient rock carvings. At the western end of the town there's Arrowe Country Park with wildflower meadows, ponds, a lake and a brook attracting a variety of wildlife.

Birkenhead Park Postcode

CH41 4HY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Birkenhead Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Birkenhead Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Birkenhead

  • Bidston Hill - This walk in Birkenhead explores 100 of acres heathland and woodland with historic buildings and ancient rock carvings
  • Arrowe Country Park - Explore 250 acres of open parkland and deciduous woodland in this country park in Birkenhead
  • Wirral Way - This is a terrific walk or cycle ride that runs along a pleasant traffic free path through the Wirral Countryside and along the coastal estuary of theRiver Dee

Photos

Grand Entrance, Birkenhead Park 2019

The Grand Entrance to Birkenhead Park, Grade II* listed.

Italian Lodge, Birkenhead Park

Grade II listed lodge to Birkenhead Park, c. 1843 - 47 on Park Road South, Birkenhead. By Lewis Hornblower amd John Robertson for Sir Joseph Paxton. Ashlar faced with Welsh slate roof.

Swiss Bridge, Birkenhead Park 2019-1

Swiss Bridge. Grade II listed footbridge in Birkenhead Park, view northwest across the lake.

Roman pavilion, Birkenhead Park 2019-1

Roman pavilion. Grade II listed pavilion, intended as a bandstand, and boathouse in Birkenhead Park. View across the lake.

Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre 2019-4

Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre. Front view over the flower bed.

Gothic Lodge, Birkenhead Park

Gothic Lodge, Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park 09

Lake and trees view

Birkenhead Park

Footpath to the lake and footbridge

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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