GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Port Sunlight Walks

3 miles (5 km)

This fascinating model village on the Wirral Peninsula has a number of Grade I listed buildings and a delightful riverside park. Port Sunlight was built byLever Brothersto accommodate workers in its soap factory in 1888.
In the centre of the village you can enjoy a walk along the lovely George's Drive where there's fountains, a lake, pretty gardens and a hugely impressive war memorial. After exploring the village head east to the splendid riverside park. The park includes nice surfaced footpaths with a small lake, the River Dibbin and great views across the River Mersey to the city of Liverpool.
You can start your walk from one of the car parks near the garden centre on Jubilee Crescent. Then head north to the Lady Lever art gallery passing through the gardens where you will find the war memorial and the Diamond Jubilee Sundial. It's then a short walk east to the riverside park.
You could also start your walk from Port Sunlight Train station which is close to the garden centre.
The long distance Wirral Circular Trail passes the village so you could pick this up to extend your walking in the Birkenhead area. If you head south along the Eastham Channel it will take you to Eastham Country Park where you will find 100 acres of broadleaved woodland with surfaced walking paths and a cycle track.
Use the google street view link below to virtually explore the centre of the village.

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Port Sunlight OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Port Sunlight Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west there's some peaceful woodland trails and lots of wildlife to see at Storeton Woods in Bebington.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Port Sunlight - geograph.org.uk - 943104

Port Sunlight Houses

Port Sunlight Museum - geograph.org.uk - 1489433

The Museum

War Memorial in Port Sunlight - geograph.org.uk - 1019177

War Memorial in Port Sunlight

The Bridge Inn at Port Sunlight - geograph.org.uk - 1492961

The Bridge Inn

The Leverhulme Memorial at Port Sunlight - geograph.org.uk - 1490520

The Leverhulme Memorial. The striking memorial stands to the west of theLady Lever Art Galleryon the junction of Windy Bank and Queen Mary's Drive. It commemorates the life ofWilliam Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, the businessman who created the factory andmodel villageof Port Sunlight.

Houses at Port Sunlight - geograph.org.uk - 1489244

Row of pretty houses at Port Sunlight

Side view, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight

Side view, Lady Lever Art Gallery, displaying late Victorian and Edwardian taste. The gallery contains sizable collections of fine and decorative art that reflect Lord Leverhulme's collecting preferences and personal taste. The collection is strong in British sculpture and painting from the 19th century, with pieces from the late 18th and early 20th centuries also present. There are sizeable collections of Chinese ceramics, English furniture, Wedgwood, particularly their jasperware, and other types of objects like Roman sculpture and Ancient Greek vases.

Tree stump sculpture at Port Sunlight River Park (30099888911)

Tree stump sculpture at Port Sunlight River Park. Located on the banks of the River Mersey between Cammell Laird Shipyard and Bromborough Docks andopened to the public in 2014. The park is opposite Otterspool promenade and offers a view of Liverpool's waterfront, includingthe Anglican Cathedraland theRoyal Albert Dock. It is an open, natural space that has been created on the former landfill site at Bromborough Docks. The park is a pleasant place for a stroll with a series of walkways allowing the public to appreciate the wildflowers and other wildlife. The site also includes a small wetland area.

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GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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