GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Irby Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This village is located on the beautiful Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside.
Irby is located right next to Royden Park and Thurstaston Common and Coast where you can enjoy miles of good footpaths. There's peaceful woodland, heathland and an excellent viewpoint on top of Thurstaston Hill. Here you can enjoy fine views to the River Dee estuary and look out for a variety of wildlife. From the village head west across the National Trust's Irby Heath and it will take you to the park and the common. The heath is a nice place for a walk in the village with mature trees, ponds and wildlife.
You can then head south to the coast and explore the Wirral Country Park on the Wirral Way. The park includes 60 foot high cliffs and good facilties with a visitor centre and cafe. You can also look out for lots of birdlife on the Dee Estuary.

Postcode

CH49 3NT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Irby OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Irby Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Irby

  • Royden Park - Enjoy a peaceful stroll through Royden Park and Thurstaston Common on this lovely walk in the Wirral
  • Wirral Country Park - Enjoy fabulous views of the Wirral Peninsula in this delightful coastal country park
  • 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
  • Caldy Hill - Explore 250 acres of woodland and heathland on this lovely walk on the Wirral Peninsula
  • Thurstaston Common and Coast - This walk explores Thurstaston Common before heading to Wirral Country Park on the coast
  • Heswall Dales - This town on the Wirral is a great place for walkers with fine coastal trails and a lovely local nature reserve.
  • West Kirby - This coastal walk on the Wirral Peninsula takes you from the town of West Kirby to Wirral Country Park and Thurstaston Common

Pubs/Cafes

The Irby Mill pub is set in the old miller's cottage for the mill that once stood on this site. After being disused since about 1878 and in a very dilapidated condition, the mill was demolished in 1898. The pub has a charming interior with thick sandstone walls, low beams and a real fire. There's a small L-shaped, stone-floored bar and a lounge used mainly by diners. They serve good quality locally sourced home-made food and have a nice garden area for warmer days.
You can find the pub at postcode CH49 3NT for your sat navs. They are dog friendly.

Photos

Irby Hall, Wirral (3)

Irby Hall, Wirral. The hall dates back to the 17th century.

Irby Quarry. - geograph.org.uk - 725393

Irby Quarry.

Footbridge over Greasby Brook - geograph.org.uk - 3801388

Footbridge over Greasby Brook

Mere Reflection - geograph.org.uk - 2145099

Mere Reflection, Royden Park

Irby Heath

One of the footpaths on Irby Heath.

Thurstaston Common (51)

Thurstaston Common

Woodland path in Wirral Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1737042

Woodland path in Wirral Country Park

Cliff edge and the Dee estuary - geograph.org.uk - 1737027

Cliff edge and the Dee estuary

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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