The Red Fox Thornton Hough and Brimstage Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews

The Red Fox Thornton Hough and Brimstage Walk is a 7.6 kilometer loop trail located near Wirral, Merseyside, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

7.6 km
175 m


nature trips

trail running




historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from the Red Fox in Thornton Hough in the Wirral, Merseyside. The Red Fox is a beautiful old brick and sandstone hall with a well-stocked bar at its heart and lots of rooms where you can enjoy a drink or bite to eat. The walking route takes in the two historic villages of Thornton Hough and Brimstage as well as the peaceful areas of parkland and farmland in between. You will have chance to see a range of historic halls and manor houses, plenty of pretty cottages and even a maze of maize. The walk is almost entirely flat with just a couple of gentle slopes. The paths follow sections of pavement and also pass through woodland and fields where it can be very muddy underfoot, so good boots are a must. You will need to negotiate some kissing gates plus 3 stiles (all the stiles have gaps alongside/underneath that should be suitable for medium-large dogs to pass through, our standard poodle managed just fine). Whilst most of the fields are arable, three of the fields may be holding cattle at certain times of the year so take care with dogs. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

2 months ago

Very muddy. Very fun. Flat but the mud makes it challenging. So we feel like we've had a good workout. The Red Fox can be very busy on a Sunday so book in advance or wait at the bar for a while as it's worth it. The Maze only opens in the summer holidays as it needs ...maize, but Brimstage is worth a quick mooch through. Ice cream shop shut too. Very pretty restaurant there called The Mouse. They'll let you have a just a drink and has a mini farm shop. There is a miniature horse knocking about too. Great day love the app

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