Posted 10th March 2022

Wirral Footpath and Open Space Preservation Society AGM will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 7 pm for 7:30 pm. The venue is St Michael’s Church Hall, Pensby. After the meeting Robin Tutchings will give a talk about "Wirral Rights of Way".

Posted 27th November 2020

Vacancy on Committee

The WFOSPS committee constantly needs renewal. The current crisis is the need for a minutes secretary. Chris Pestell our current secretary will finish her 2nd spell in the post in April. I thank for her 10 years or so of service. To ease any workload issues the secretarial post is split into three parts. The minutes secretary position therefore is not onerous with four committee meetings and one AGM per year. If you have any questions/interest please contact me or any committee member about this important role. Tentative enquirers won’t be pressurised! My contact email address is

Peter Todd, Chairman WFOSPS

Posted 19th March 2020


Because of the extraordinary and serious circumstances we are all in due to the COVID19 pandemic, and also to comply with the Government's recommendations, there is no option but to postpone Wirral Footpaths and Open Spaces Preservation Society's AGM, scheduled to take place on 2nd April. I feel that, at this time, there is no point in setting another date until the situation improves. The Society will, of course, contact all members by post or email with full details when a new date is arranged.

Thank you for your understanding and I trust that we will all stay safe and well until the crisis ends.

Geoff Holland




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 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

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 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

Max Kirby's Bench

(posted 19th March 2015)

Details of Annual General Meeting

(posted 10th March 2015)

Creation of Max Kirby Way

(posted 1st March 2015)

New footpath in Moreton

(posted 17th December 2014)

Refurbishment of WFOSPS Signposts

(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)