GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bidston Hill

2 miles (3 km)

This walk in Birkenhead explores 100 of acres heathland and woodland with historic buildings and ancient rock carvings. The park includes the 16th century windmill, the grade II listed Bidston Observatory and Bidston Lighthouse. The hill rises to 231 feet so there are fantastic views of the Wirral from the summit.
The hill is located a short distance west from Birkenhead Park.
The park is a great place to continue your exercise if you have time. In it you will find lakes, woodland and pretty gardens to visit on a series of surfaced footpaths. There's also a number of Grade I listed buildings to see.

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Bidston Hill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bidston Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Located nearby on the north eastern tip of the peninsula 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. The wildlife rich North Wirral Coastal Park is also located in this area.


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Bidston Hill Windmill

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Looking towards the M53 Moreton Spur from Bidston Hill

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Sign at the corner of Upton Road and Boundary Road on entering a public footpath at Bidston Hill

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Public footpath near Eleanor Road

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The old observatory

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Bidston Lighthouse


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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