The Neston area is blessed with lots of footpaths and bridleways, with beautiful countryside, coastal views and history. Here are a few suggestions. We are grateful to the Wirral Footpaths and Open Spaces Preservation Society for allowing the publication of walks 1 to 10. You can also search for local walks at walk4life.info, which provides Ordnance Survey maps of walks across the UK or ramblers.org.uk which provides ideas for walks to promote personal well being and health which was the former UK wide Walk 4 Life project.
- South and East of Willaston.
- North of Willaston.
- West of Willaston.
- Around Burton.
- Little Neston and the Dee.
- Ness Village.
- Wirral Country Park, Little Neston.
- Neston and Hinderton.
- Parkgate and Gayton.
- Around Raby.
- Little Neston, Denhall and Ness Gardens.
- A Wirral Shore-to-shore trail.
The cycle rides described here are also possible walks, including the new Burton Marsh Greenway
Other Local walks are described in the following leaflets, which can be downloaded as PDF files.
Neston Collieries Trail shows some remaining clues to the coal mines that were worked from 1759 to 1927.
Neston Town Trail Produced by Neston Civic Society in 2019, also available in paper form, shows some of the historic buildings in Neston town centre.
Parkgate Walks Produced in 2008 by Ellesmere Port & Neston Council shows five walks around Parkgate, from 1.2 to 3.5 miles.
Neston’s Countryside Trail Produced by Neston Town Council in 2016, also available in paper form, is a walk along green spaces remarkably close to Neston town centre.
Willaston Walks Produced (in 2008?) by Ellesmere Port & Neston Council show two walks around Willaston, 1 and 1.3 miles.
Books of Walks
Walking on South Wirral Footpaths, compiled by Max Kirby. A slim volume packed with descriptions of walks, and a full list of footpaths and bridleways. Published by Wirral Footpaths and Open Spaces Preservation Society. ISBN 0954161416
Wirral Shore Way, Chester to Hoylake, by Carl Rogers. A slim volume describing a 20 mile walk via Puddington, Burton, Little Neston and Parkgate. Published by Mara Publications 1994. ISBN 0952240904.
Wirral Walks, by Anthony Annakin-Smith, 2nd edition 2010. This book contains 27 walks, many close to the Neston area, with interesting historical information. Published by Sigma Leisure. ISBN 9781850588511. Anthony kindly gave us permission to include Walk 12 above, from this book.
Please follow the country code
- Enjoy the Countryside and respect its life and work.
- Guard against all risk of fire.
- Fasten all gates
- Keep your dogs under close control.
- Keep to public paths across farmland.
- Use gates and stiles to cross fences, hedges and walls.
- Leave livestock, crops and machinery alone.
- Take your litter home.
- Help to keep all water clean.
- Protect wildlife, plants and trees. Take special care on country roads.
- Make no unnecessary noise.