Parkgate, Ness and the Dee Marshes

A varied and scenic circular walk from Parkgate via the Wirral Way, farm lanes and the coastal path from Little Neston, leading back to Parkgate, passing the Harp pub, and the hostelries and ice cream parlours of the historic Parkgate promenade, where views of Wales and the Dee Estuary, with its abundant bird life, can be had. No stiles, just a few kissing gates.


14 January 2024

2 dogs allowed

Leaving Ropewalk car park in Parkgate, we head SE on the well-surfaced Wirral Way towards Windle Hill, where we turn off on green lanes SW towards Ness. On reaching the path along the Dee marshes, we head NW to Little Neston, then loop round Moorside across grassland tracks to regain the coastal route which follows Parkgate promenade. At the Boathouse hotel we turn on to a short section of road NE back to the Wirral Way, and then SSE back to the car park.

Wirral Way former railway track, with good gravel surface, some green lanes, which can get muddy after rain, short sections across grassland and a few pavements
OS Explorer 266 Wirral and Chester
Starting Point:
Neston Wirral Way (FREE) car park at the junction of the Ropewalk and Station road CH64 6TJ GR: SJ 283 779
Walk Starts:
Walk Finishes:
Highest Point:
Windle Hill


Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment and safety information

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.