Wirral Country Park

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Station Road, Thurstaston, Wirral , United Kingdom

About

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 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.

Features

picnic areas
bike hire (pre-booking advisable)
cafu00e9
visitor centre
green shop
exhibition areas
bird hide
information desk
toilets
baby changing
breast feeding friendly registered
paid car parking
free coach parking
group camp site
events field for hire
touring caravan site u2013 tel: 0151 648 5228

Location

Station Road, Thurstaston, Wirral , United Kingdom
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