GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wirral Circular Trail

37 miles (60 km)

Explore the beautiful Wirral Peninsula on this circular cycling and walking trail. The 60km(37mile) trail starts at the Seacombe Ferry Terminal and visits Wallasey, Hoylake, Heswall and Neston. Along the way there's splendid views over the Mersey to the city of Liverpool on the eastern side of the peninsula. At the northern end around Hoylake you can look out upon the estuary of the River Dee and the Irish Sea. On the western side you will pass West Kirby and the splendid Wirral Country Park with boulder-clay cliffs and more great views of the Dee Estuary and the lovely Hilbre Island. You can visit the island at low tide and look out for grey seals.
Other highlights include Eastham Country Park on the eastern side of the Wirral. Here you'll find 100 acres of broadleaf woodland with surfaced walking paths and a cycle track. You will also pass the fascinating model village at Port Sunlight and the delightful village of Parkgate with its marshes and wide variety of birdlife.

Wirral Circular Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wirral Circular Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Burton Marshes Greenway starts just south of Neston train station. The shared cycling and walking trail will take you south through the RSPB's Burton Mere Wetlands where you can look out for a wide variety of birdlife on the River Dee Estuary.

Photos

Wild flowers, West Kirby (geograph 3146650)

Wild flowers, West Kirby

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

Woodland path in Wirral Country Park. A footbridge over a stream on the coastal land between the old railway line and the cliff top.

Wirral Circular Trail signs, Heswall

These signs on the Wirral Way (part of the Circular Trail) are at the junction of Station Road, Davenport Road and Riverbank Road, Heswall.

Seacombe Promenade at Seacombe Ferry Terminal - geograph.org.uk - 2544065

Seacombe Promenade at Seacombe Ferry Terminal

Wallasey slipway - geograph.org.uk - 2146708

Wallasey slipway

Hoylake, along the seafront towards Meols - geograph.org.uk - 2416539

Hoylake, along the seafront towards Meols

The Pond at Thurstaston Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre - geograph.org.uk - 3577637

The Pond at Thurstaston Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre

Wirral Sailing Centre, West Kirby (geograph 3146576)

Wirral Sailing Centre, West Kirby

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Wirral Circular Trail.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Wirral Circular Trail.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)