GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

North Wirral Coastal Park

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy a cycle or walk around this super coastal country park in the Wirral. The park covers 400 acres making it the largest park in the Wirral. There is a super waterside cycling and walking path running along the lovely Wirral Peninsula - you could even continue along it to Wallasey and beyond if you have time.
The park is excellent for birdwatching as the area attracts huge numbers of wading birds, including Oystercatcher, Common Redshank, Dunlin, Sanderling, Ruddy Turnstone, Northern Lapwing, Bar-tailed Godwit and Curlew. The route below also continues to the nearby Ditton Lane Nature Reserve - another great spot for birdwatching.
The park is located very near to Leasowe rail station.


CH45 8NA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

North Wirral Coastal Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

North Wirral Coastal Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head a short distance south east to explore Birkenhead Park. To the west there's the lovely Hilbre Island to visit.
Just to the east there's the popular town of New Brighton where you'll find a lovely beach, a 19th century fort, a large marine lake and the longest promenade in Britain.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Wirral Walks and the Merseyside Walks pages.


North Wirral Coastal Park-by-Sue-Adair

North Wirral Coastal Park. Beach and cycleway from the dunes, a lovely spot to walk or cycle, extensive views along the coast and looking behind across to Crosby and Formby on the Liverpool side of the Mersey.

Dunes, North Wirral Coastal Park-by-Sue-Adair

Looking towards Leasowe Castle hotel from the dunes

Beach and North Wirral Coastal Park-by-Sue-Adair

Beach and North Wirral Coastal Park. Extensive good quality sand, promenade and coastal slack with somewhat overgrown footpaths at this point between Moreton and Meols.

Breakwater at North Wirral Coastal Park-by-Sue-Adair

Breakwater. Two cyclists take a moment to enjoy the view.

Mockbeggar Wharf-by-Sue-Adair

Mockbeggar Wharf. Looking along the coastline at Mockbeggar Wharf, the Wallasey Golf Links to the left and the hills of North Wales in the distance. The last stragglers are walking home along the North Wirral Coastal Park after a lovely day watching the Tall Ships leave the River Mersey.

Promenade at Harrison Drive-by-Sue-Adair

Promenade at Harrison Drive. From a sand dune above the promenade at Harrison Drive looking back down the Mersey towards Liverpool.

Fishing boats off Dove Point, Meols-by-Sue-Adair

Fishing boats off Dove Point, Meols. At this point on the North Wirral Coastal Park there is once more a proper purpose built promenade as we approach Meols. There are a small number of fishing boats but now more pleasure craft.

Gunsite cove, Mockbeggar Wharf, Leasowe (geograph 3786730)

Gunsite cove, Mockbeggar Wharf, Leasowe


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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