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.
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.