"Where's the car park?" It's the sort of question you get asked on Thurstaston Common, for the area has a bewildering maze of little paths. Named after the nearby Domesday Book village, this is probably the most popular beauty spot on the Wirral, yet in the very extensive heath and woodland soon you are away from the crowds. But don't worry, you can't go far wrong and there will always be someone about to put you right.
LOCATION: The Wirral
START: A540, two miles north of Heswall. Thurstaston Common car park, just beyond Cottage Loaf pub.
Grid ref: SJ246845 Postcode: CH610HH
DISTANCE: 3 miles
TIME: 1.5 hours
MAP: Explorer - Wirral & Chester Landranger 108
REFRESHMENTS: Cottage Loaf
EN ROUTE: Royden, Frankby, Roodee, Hill Bark
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News