Yesterday I joined the Mid-week group from my local Rambling Club, Crosby CHA for a pleasant walk on the Wirral led by John and Doreen Myerscough.

We caught the train to Moreton and then headed towards the foreshore.We walked towards Leasowe Lighthouse which is the oldest brick built lighthouse in the country, built in 1763. It stands next to Leasowe Common where in 1864 workmen repairing the embankment discovered the remains of a skeleton which has been dated to the Roman occupation of Britain. The skeleton became known as Leasowe Man.

Just before the lighthouse we turned left to join the Wirral Circular Trail. We followed paths and tracks before walking along the banks of the River Birket. There was plenty of wildlife to watch. We saw a pair of Heron, Canadian Geese and various ducks.

After a couple of miles we crossed a bridge over the River and took a shortcut through an housing estate and playing fields to reach Leasowe Road and the Wirral Coastal Park.

We sat at some picnic tables and enjoyed our lunch in the sunshine. Richie had a little Siesta.

We walked through the dunes and then along the promenade heading back towards the lighthouse at Leasowe. The weather was beautiful and as the mist over the estuary cleared we could look back across to Crosby.

At the lighthouse we turned inland and headed for Meols. We called in at The Railway Hotel for tea and cakes. The cakes were fantastic with huge portions. Finally we caught the train back from Meols to Crosby to round off a beautiful day.


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