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The Red Fox Thornton Hough and Brimstage Walk

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Wirral, Merseyside, England

The Red Fox Thornton Hough and Brimstage Walk is a 4.7 mile 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, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 574 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Views

Wildlife

Historic site

Pub walk

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Getting There

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.

Thornton Hough is located on the Wirral Peninsula in Merseyside, about 10 miles from Chester. The walk starts and finishes at the Red Fox on Liverpool Road (B5136), just south of the village itself. The pub has its own large car park. Approximate post code CH64 7TL.

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Bekki Norbury
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Walking

Nice enjoyable walk through some lovely countryside and good views.

Michael Graham
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Nice circular walk with some lovely scenery along the way. Walked as a family of 4 with 2 young children. Started and finished in Thornton Hough to reduce the distance a little, and definitely recommend cutting back across one of the Lever Causeways in order to avoid the busy road on the last section.

Gareth Hesketh
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HikingMuddy

Nice peaceful walk, a long stretch via road, but once off road a decent hike. Very muddy in places but enjoyable and a good work out. Closer to 8.5km from the red fox car park.

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Mark Harrison
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Hiking

Very very muddy on the day I did this. Not surprising because you are walking in tractor treads in boggy fields. I can imagine in the summer/spring this will be glorious and whilst it’s a nice (harder than easy but not difficult) walk, it’s a bit desolate at this time of year. The walk is actually 5.1 miles if you count the walk down the long drive from the Red Fox pub. That said, apart from walking down busy Neston Road/Liverpool Road, the rest of it is fairly remote and off track which makes it a decent walk.

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Sarah Jeory
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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

Holly Kenny
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Damien Mcnamara
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Janice Mawdsley
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Nancy Mottershead
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Victoria Mott
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Kelly Thompson
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James Ayliffe
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Damien Mcnamara
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Kris Draper
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Dom Trapp
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Dan Davies
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