Parkgate is a village located on the River Dee estuary. It is an unusual sea side resort since the sea has actually abandoned it! Today, Parkgate offers great views across the marshes and a wide variety of birdlife to look out for. This includes huge numbers of wildfowl and waders. Keep your eyes peeled for grey herons, egrets, peregrine falcon, merlin, hen harrier and short eared owl.
Parkgate is a great choice for families who just want to get out of the house. Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the promenade with an ice cream, or get some tasty fish and chips from the local chip shop.
For a longer walk, follow the Parkgate Parade and then follow a section of the Wirral Way cycling and walking trail. Easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs, this circular walk allows visitors to take in the great views of the village parade on the coastal section with lots of wild flowers and butterflies along the disused railway line.
You could also head north along the Wirral Way to Wirral Country Park for more great views across the estuary.
Additional information: *Public houses, public toilets and cafes/restaurants nearby.