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Pub walks & cycle routes

Discover local walks & rides

Our location means that we are near many areas of natural beauty with stunning views over the Dee Estuary. However, if you want to get out there and see what else Parkgate has to offer then we have got some lovely walks and cycle routes to try.

Our recommended routes are moderately easy in ability and should take you no longer than a morning or afternoon (much quicker for some than others!).

We have easy access to the Wirral Way, a 12 mile path of disused railway line that has been covered over to create the perfect traffic-free pathway/cycleway, which runs from West Kirby all the way to Hooton in Chester. You can hop on and off the Wirral Way at various points and make your walk/cycle ride as long or as short as you like.

We have created a walk and cycle route that will allow you to explore the local area, you can then return to the Ship for a refreshing pint and a spot of lunch or dinner after working up a hearty appetite!

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WALK: Return Parkgate to Gayton

A pleasant ramble beside the Dee Estuary returning along quiet tracks and lanes into Parkgate.

Starting place: The Ship
Distance: Approximately 3.5 miles
Time: Approximately 1.5 hours
Accessibility: Areas of the walk can be muddy so suitable footwear is advised
Parking: The Ship has a large free customer car park

(This walk was created by ‘Visit Wirral’ and has been adapted by ourselves to create the perfect pub walk.)


For a number of other walks in the area and around the beautiful peninsular of Wirral then take a look at the Visit Wirral website, there is something for everyone from a light stroll to a hard days walking and it really can be the most fantastic way to see the area!

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RIDE: Return Wirral Way to West Kirby

A fairly length bike ride that will take you a full morning or afternoon to West Kirby and back.

Starting Point: The Ship
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Distance: Approximately 30 miles
Time: Approximately 4 hours
Accessibility: Lanes can be muddy in parts
Parking: The Ship has a large free customer car park

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Bike hire

Cycling is a great way to explore the area, bike hire available locally at Wheelworx Cycles.


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