WIRRAL - 07/12/03

Today we visit West Kirby and the Wirral Country Park in Cheshire. You can reach the Wirral Coast via the M53 motorway that runs north from Chester. For a map of the area click here. The weather is dry, clear blue skies but very cold, the temperature a chilly 6˚C.

Our first walk for the day is around the man made West Kirby Marine Lake. The salt lake is 52 acres in size and five feet deep, there is a Sailing Centre based here that runs courses in sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.
It is a busy place today with a lot of people making the most of the dry bright weather, despite the chilly conditions. Centre photo one of the lighthouses in the area, this one looked like it had been turned into a private house. There are five surviving lighthouses in the area but at one time seven protected the Wirral Coast.
An 'interesting' car centre photo, it certainly succeeded in attracting a lot of attention from passers by. The slogan on the side reads, 'Cakes to die for'. Right hand photo, we move onto the Wirral Country Park at Thurstaston for a brief visit on our way home.
There is a visitors centre here with refreshments, picnic and BBQ sites. The area is popular with walkers, horse riders and cyclists enjoying the views across the Dee Estuary to Wales. Gorse in flower in the photo to the right.


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