Just a short walk through the woods, along the Wirral Way and you will arrive at Wirral Country Park Visitors Centre which has a café, toilets and cliff-top space with picnic tables and BBQ stands. Down the winding steps to the beach; which is great to stroll along, great for children to play in the sand and collect shells, watch the wildlife and admire the views across to Wales.
Thurstaston Common and Royden Park
Just a short walk away, you will find Thurstaston Common which has many interesting features and paths to explore. Reaching the top of Thurstaston Hill, there will be a reward for the short climb; there are views of the River Dee and large parts of the North Wales Coast and the Clwydian Hills on a clear day. This is a great vantage point to see much of the Wirral and even beyond to the iconic shores of Liverpool.
It is also possible to access Royden Park from the common which has more paths to explore through woodlands and green spaces, even a secret garden. Royden Park has a farm coffee shop and a café to recharge batteries for the walk back.
The Wirral Circular Trail is a voyage of discovery taking in coastline, the history, the heritage and the rural countryside of the Wirral peninsula. The 35 mile sign-posted trail connects public rights of way and the cycle network with other routes around Wirral.
At Church Farm
Venture along the footpath to the farm’s main buildings which house a café and gift shop. The farm has a farm park which the children will love! For more details visit their website at: www.churchfarmevents.co.uk
The area is idyllic, with access straight onto a footpath from which there are multiple walks/bike rides that take you on a picturesque journey through fields, woods and coastal paths. Picnic opportunities are ample and if you choose the right spot you will have a stupendous view of the estuary.
From the site you can access the Wirral Way which is a 19km (12 mile) traffic-free ride running from West Kirby to Hooton. From Thurstaston it is a 5 mile ride to West Kirby which is a seaside resort which offers plenty of cafes, ice cream huts and beach and marine lake watersport activities.
You can extend your ride further from West Kirby through to New Brighton, another seaside resort, along promenades and coastal paths.
The National Cycle Network Route 56 runs right by the glampsite. This route runs right through Wirral taking in many picturesque villages.
Places to Eat
In walking distance is the very lovely family friendly pub and restaurant the Cottage Loaf. The Cottage Loaf has formal and bar style eating options and an outside area with table service. Across the fields to Irby village you will find a number of different options; the Anchor pub and restaurant, the Shippon’s restaurant and Zeera Indian restaurant and take away service. The village has a fish and chip shop, Chinese take away and coffee shop. There is also a convenience store. A short walk out of the village is the Irby Mill pub and restaurant.
In short driving distance away is Heswall town and seaside resort West Kirby which both have plenty of coffee shops, bars and restaurants.