Wirral Country Park, Merseyside

We recently enjoyed a 2-night stay at Wirral Country Park Caravan Club Site, Thurstaston, Merseyside, over the Bank Holiday weekend.  It was our first trip for a couple of months and we were ready for it!

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And we’re off!

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Arrival at site

This a very scenic site overlooking the Dee Estuary, and the weather couldn’t have been better.  It was a scorcher of a weekend, and the site was full.

http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/caravanclubapps/applications/uk-caravan-sites-and-parks/SiteDetails.aspx?csid=22016

On arrival and after finding a pitch providing us with plenty of afternoon sunshine, we set up and sat out for a few hours just enjoying the peace and quiet.  We later fired up the barbie for tea, before having a reccy around the site and heading down to the estuary to watch the sun set.  All in all it was a perfect, relaxing first day B-).

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Pitched up

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Wirral sunset

After a good night’s sleep on this quiet site which has very little nearby traffic, we cooked breakfast before heading out for the day on our bikes.  We joined the ‘Wirral Way’ just outside the site as it passes through the country park.  This old disused railway track is now a cycle/walk/bridle way running along the Wirral Peninsula from West Kirby to Hooton.

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http://www.visitparkgate.co.uk/#/wirral-way-country-park/4564767899

We cycled some way along the track in the West Kirby direction, but veered off through Caldy and up to the Hoylake area at the northern tip of Wirral Peninsula.  We were just taking in the scenery, with a pit stop for some liquid refreshment along the way.

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On our return, we stopped for tea at a cafe just outside the campsite, but there was very little on the menu so we decided instead to cycle into Thurstaston itself and the nearest pub to site which is The Cottage Loaf.  This pub can get busy, however, with the lovely weather most people were seated in the spacious outdoor beer garden.

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The Cottage Loaf

https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-locations/the-cottage-loaf-thurstaston

There aren’t really a great deal of places close by to this caravan park so you need to be prepared to walk, cycle or drive; unless just relaxing is your thing in which case the setting is perfect with stunning views right on your doorstep.  We will happily return here in the future.

However, the immediate future involves our longest trip to date …. our long awaited 10-night tour of the Jurassic Coast kicking off on 5th June until 15th June.  Any recommendations, feel free to comment or please tweet us @JollyMajestic on Twitter.

ONWARD!>>>>

Suzie & Bri

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