Lord Nelson's mistress Emma Hamilton was enthusiastic about sea bathing at Parkgate, but she would have a long hike today for waves reach the sea wall only at Spring tide. Then it is a birdwatcher's paradise with thousands of wild fowl and waders congregating offshore.
START: From A540 follow B5135 to Parkgate. Go right at the Boathouse to Parkgate Old Baths car park.
Grid ref: SJ274790 Postcode: CH646RL
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wirral & Chester Landranger 117
NOTE: Sea wall, Parkgate
EN ROUTE: Backwood, Wirral Way, Neston, River Dee
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News