News


Posted 17th November 2017
Another walk added to the list of Max's Walks

Max Kirby's walk Around West Kirby has been updated and added to the list.
The details can be found by selecting Max's Walks in the menu on the left.




Posted 29th May 2017
Meet the Committee & Other Members

Sunday 11th June: midday

Instead of having our usual monthly walk of 4-5 miles we are having a get-together at Thurstaston Visitor Centre.
 Bring a picnic - tea, coffee and soft drinks available on site. Hoping to have a slide show. There will be a walk for those interested
to the Dawpool Nature Reserve, where a new path has been put in suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. This Society has contributed £200
towards this project by the sale of Max Kirby's books at the Visitor Centre. Do come along and have a chat with us - we would also welcome
your suggestions on how we can improve this Society.




Posted 24th February 2017

Annual General Meeting 2017

The Society's 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th April 2017
at the Upton Victory Hall, Salacre Lane, Upton CH49 at 7.30pm. 
The meeting will be followed by a talk from Gavin Hunter entitled "Wind and Water" - a history of Wirral mills



Posted 14th May 2016 

Max Kirby's Walks

On the 4th of May 2016 the Society led a walk from Lees Lane to the Dee Marshes and back as part of the Wirral Walking Festival.
There were 19 of us on the walk including our treasurer who volunteered to 'whip in'. It was a lovely sunny afternoon
and the walkers were very good at keeping together. We stopped for half an hour for a tea break near the marshes,
basking in the sun. Following this we walked through Ness, past Swan Cottage, which is reputed to be the birth place of
Lady Hamilton. Then we returned to Cuckoo Lane to admire the view of the Welsh Hills from Max's bench.
Finally we returned to Lees Lane Car Park.

The walk description and map is one of a number of walks that Max Kirby, our former President, devised
and the Society is hoping to put more of Max's walks on the website.



Posted 15th January 2016
Annual General Meeting 2016

The Society's 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th April 2016
at the Upton Victory Hall, Salacre Lane, Upton CH49 at 7.30pm. 
The meeting will be followed by a talk from Jonathan Pepler entitled "Cheshire Maps and Mapmakers"



Posted 15th January 2016
Opening of the Max Kirby Way

The Max Kirby Way was opened on 17th October 2015.  It links the overspill car park at
Thurstaston Visitor Centre to the Wirral Way, providing safe wheelchair access and
avoiding the crossing of Station Road.  Details here


Posted 28th November 2015
Hedge Clippings

A new page on the website to show the work performed by volunteers
clearing overgrown vegetation from Wirral footpaths. 
See sidebar for menu link.


Posted 27th July 2015

Willaston Walks News

It is now possible to follow public footpaths around the parish of Willaston without climbing stiles
following the replacement of stiles by kissing gates. Wirral Footpaths & Open Spaces Preservation Society
donated three of these kissing gates.

Follow this link for details of the gates and the installation of way-markers.


Previous news


(posted 19th March 2015)

(posted 10th March 2015)

(posted 1st March 2015)

(posted 17th December 2014)

(posted 16th September 2014)

Wirral Footpaths - winner of Wirral Tourism Award
(posted July 2014)

Cuckoo Lane
(posted 23rd April 2014)

Death of Max Kirby
(posted 29th March 2014)