Turn Right At Liverpool And Keep Walking- Day 28 – New Brighton To West Kirby – 27 April 2017

From the Mersey to the Dee today, you never think of posh leafy Cheshire having a coast, but that’s what the Wirral is, and since my walk today I have grown to love the place, Mrs R and I often come back and are never disappointed. Only drawback was the weather was not kind to me today, it takes me another soaking to learn to carefully consult the weather forecast before setting out, if I can.

It was overcast in New Brighton when I set off


visibility was not good either and then the rain set in, for a while I could not see the sea from the promenade so I still don’t have an idea what a lot of the coast here looks like. Keep intending to go to Meols again anyway, because I am a big fan of the late 80s early 90s comedy Watching. The Leasowe lighthouse was central to that. My camera was soaked at this point, so it’s just a blurry picture I got.


Eventually it did start to clear up around Meols, and my mood started to raise.


I could even now see back to Bootle and New Brighton


Although as I sat away from the wind on a promenade shelter, it wa still choppy at Meols. I need to return and work out properly at which house Malcolm’s mum lived.

After choppy Meols came Hoylake, which is very sedate and posh on the mouth of the Dee. Walking through the well heeled streets, I started to understand how the Wirral gets its reputation.


At the mouth of the Dee there is the Hilbre archipeligo, three tidal islands which are accessible from the beach at West Kirby. They are on my list to walk to. Today, they were not accessible.

The tide was decidedly in at West Kirby, all the time we have visited since then, the sands have been golden and welcoming. Today, wild wet and windy. Even the walkway around the boating lake was covered.

The sun now coming out again, I took one look back along the sands to Hoylake and set off to the station. Just a short 8 miles today, but an enjoyable walk, and one to repeat in the sunshine.


Copyright 2019 Allan Russell

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