Birkenhead Off The Beaten Path

  • Geece in farm on Landican Lane
    Geece in farm on Landican Lane
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  • Lake on bridleway
    Lake on bridleway
    by SueWarwick
  • Bidston Hill
    Bidston Hill
    by SueWarwick

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    Landican Lane

    by SueWarwick Written Jun 16, 2008
    Geece in farm on Landican Lane
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    Opposite the Asda on the Woodchurch estate close to the M53 Motorway is Landican Lane. I use this as the starting point for some nice, fairly short walks towards Storeton, Barnston and Thingwall. A bridleway runs between the Lane and Storeton village and the Roman Road. The bridleway also makes up part of cycle way route 56.
    Landican itself is a small hamlet, in the 2001 census the population was only 20.
    The area is known for its large cemetery opposite Arrowe Park.

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    Bidston Hill

    by SueWarwick Written Apr 3, 2005

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    Bidston Hill

    Not far from the town centre is Bidston Hill, 100 acres of woodland and heath which initially a deer park and is no home to lizzards, foxes, squirrels and bats.
    At around 230 feet high, it is one of the highest points in Wirrla and offers good views accross the peninsula.

    The main feature of the hill is the windmill which occasionally opens to the public.
    A windmill has stood at that spot since 1609

    Near the windmill is the Observatory and Oceanographic Laboratory. This observatory has provided tidal information since 1924

    Also worth seeing is the Tam O Shanter urban farm which contains a collection of farm animals, cafe and information. Occasionally you can also buy duck eggs from the information area.

    Look out for the carvings in the sandstone. These are said to come from the Viking era and include carvings of a sun goddess which faces the direction of the rising sun on midsummers day.

    The main car park, near Tollemache Road, is close to the farm.
    Then follow St Georgres Way, the footpath which threads its way across the hill.

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    Birkenhead Park

    by sandysmith Written Feb 25, 2003

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    swiss bridge

    Situated about a mile outside of town, Birkenhead's historic Park - the first publicly funded park in Britain - was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1843 and officially opened in 1847. It was the forerunner of the Park's Movement and its influence was far reaching at home and abroad - most notably on Olmstead's design for Central Park, New York.

    The lakes are shaped to appear as sinuous rivers with views across them to features such as the Boathouse and Swiss Bridge - pictured here.

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    Boathouse floor

    by sandysmith Updated Sep 22, 2003
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    The floor of the boathouse is really decorative and caught my eye with its moasic patterns of birds, fish and other motiffs.

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    Park - Boathouse

    by sandysmith Written Jan 9, 2003

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    Sadly like the swiss bridge the Boathouse is rather run down and covered in graffitii -makes for a great dusk time photo though with the pale wintry sun and lake reflection.

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