A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

A Bike Ride Along the Wirral Country Park

A Bike Ride Along the Wirral Country Park

A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

When we arrived in England, our family had made sure we were outfitted with bikes so we could fully enjoy the countryside.

Our first stop was to the Wirral County Park.

According to the website, Wirral Country Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, a 12 mile long Wirral way, a visitor centre and Thurstaston Common which overlooks the beach and is an ideal picnic spot.

This are was very close to where David grew up, so of course he wanted to take the boys to one of e places he loved the most as a child! 

A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

We first explored the Thurstaston Visitor Centre

A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

with a great big field overlooking Wales.

A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

My favourite part of the centre, which David and I also visited in 2003 on my first trip to England with him, was the bird hide.

Go inside and sit quietly and watch all the birds that come to the feeders. What a great idea that we should have at home, too!

with a great big field overlooking Wales.

There were even bird identification charts to help get us started on learning the British birds!

with a great big field overlooking Wales.

Including this little Robin, which is much smaller than our North American robins.

with a great big field overlooking Wales.

From there, the boys biked down the Wirral Way which is a former train line, much like our Rail Trail through the Annapolis Royal.

A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

The unique part is that there is a separate trail just for horses! Although we didn’t see any, we saw lots of birds and rook nests along the way.

A bike ride along the Wirral Country Park, England by www.ValleyFamilyFun.ca

So glad to have the bikes and more so, to be biking in January!

 

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