Wirral Country Park


For over 70 years, from the height of the Victorian era onwards, a busy railway linked Hooton, on the main Chester-to-Birkenhead line, to West Kirby, 12 miles away at Wirral's north westerly corner. For 7 of those miles the line ran close to the Dee Estuary, diverted there, away from his estate, by a rich landowner. But by 1962 the line was closed. The seaside resorts had long since silted up, the colliery was shut, the farms were being covered by houses, and the car had replaced the train. For a while the track lay derelict. But in 1973, the old railway line was opened as Wirral Country Park. It was the first designated Country Park in Britain. Within Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre is The Green Shop. It stocks various leaflets, books, videos and tapes covering a wide range of topics; including walks leaflets, maps and site leaflets.


Station Road
Thurstaston, Wirral
United Kingdom

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  • Cafe
  • Shop
  • Picnic area
  • BBQ area
  • Family Friendly

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