Day 073 : Neston – Hoylake

It’s a beautiful sunny day today and it’s market day in Neston where I start todays walk. The market seems to be quite lively and busy.

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From Neston I follow the Wirral Way which is both a footpath and cycleway along the old railway line. The line was the Birkenhead Railway which went from near Ellesmere Port to West Kirby and joined up with another railway line.

The line passes through the Wirral Country Park. At Thurstaston there is a picnic area, a visitor centre and café. You can see butterflies, birds, there is a hive, and if you are lucky, a badger.

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The walk along the seafront by the Marina lake at West Kirby is quite bracing. I take shelter for my lunch which gives me the opportunity to look across the river to the Point of Ayr where I had been walking a few days ago.

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From West Kirby I walk along the beach and sand dunes past the Royal Liverpool Golf Course, the second oldest links course in England wich has hosted the British Golf Championship. I end today by walking into Hoylake.

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