GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Storeton Woods

1 miles (1.5 km)

This walk explores Storeton Woods in Birkenhead on the Wirral.
The woods are located just south of Birkenhead and west of Bebington on the peninsula. You can start your walk from the on road parking on Rest Hill Road which disects the two sections of the woods. From here you can easily pick up some pleasant woodland trails which runs through the old sandstone quarry. You can see evidence of the old tramway used to transport the stone. A fossilised dinosaur footprintwas also found in the quarry in the 19th century and later moved to Liverpool Museum.
The site is great for wildlife too, with a variety of woodland birds to look out for from the trail.

Postcode

CH63 8PN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Storeton Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Storeton Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Traveller's Rest is conveniently located right next to the woods. The traditional pub does a fine Sunday roast and serves a good selection of ales. You can find them on the eastern side of the woods at 169 Mount Rd, Higher Bebington, CH63 8PJ.

Dog Walking

The woods are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably meet other owners on your visit. The Traveller's Rest mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The woods are located just a couple of miles from Eastham Country Park. The park is located just to the south east, right on the coast. The Grade I listed buildings in the wonderful model village of Port Sunlight are also nearby.

Photos

Storeton Hill - geograph.org.uk - 123921

Storeton Hill

Path in Storeton Woods - IMG 0949

Path in Storeton Woods

Storeton Tramway, Storeton Woods

This pathway runs north-south at the western side of Storeton Woods, and is on an embankment; it is the former trackbed of the Storeton Tramway which took stone from the quarries to the north to Port Sunlight and thence to Liverpool.

Storeton transmitter - geograph.org.uk - 1638415

Storeton transmitter. Situated on a wooded ridge above the hamlet of Storeton, the mast relays digital television signals from Winter Hill to receivers in Liverpool and north Wirral and also broadcasts local FM radio. Wirral switched over to digital TV at the beginning of December 2009.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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