I decided to spend the afternoon out on my bike. The Wirral way, is a great ride, and runs from Hooton to West Kirby.
Ive walked it a couple of times, and normally set of from West Kirby, and walk to Hooton (means a longer train journey on the way out, but a shorter one on the way home).
On this occasion, the weather was really nice, and whilst a train journey can be done in any weather, cycling is preferable without rain. 10 minutes on the train from Chester, and im in Hooton.
The picture above, was actually taken in the hills surrounding Llangollen as I couldn’t find anyone to photograph me on my bike.
The trail is a converted railway line. The overgrown trees around it, give it a sheltered and peaceful feel. Its possible to wonder along different paths and stand on the hills overlooking the Dee estuary, towards Wales.
I took about 4 hours to complete the route (I could have done it much faster, but wanted to enjoy it, and frankly hadn’t ridden a bike for a while).
Arrive at West Kirby, wander along the water front, treat myself to a sausage roll at the bakery, and then jump on the train home.