48 miles, Grade B: Ellesmere Port to Pierhead via Walton Hall

Around the Mersey Estuary, mostly on tarmac roads and good cycle paths, but with about 5 miles on reasonable compacted gravel trails (similar to the Wirral Way) and about a mile and a half over cobbles and stone slabs as we approach the Pier Head along the old docks.   Click here to see the route on Komoot: Ellesmere Port to Liverpool Pierhead or here to see it on Garmin Connect Ellesmere Port to Liverpool Pierhead.

Just over 48 miles, grade B, mostly flat, but with a few steep hills at Helsby, up from Sutton Weaver, and up past Daresbury; plus a walk down about 50 wooden steps where the Ditton Brook enters the Mersey.

The ride starts from outside Ellesmere Port Station takes about six hours including lunch and stops

There is a short break by the Weaver Navigation Canal just after Frodsham, and then lunch at Walton Hall Gardens (at about 24 miles) where there is a cafe, plus plenty of places in the grounds for you to sit and eat your own sandwiches.  Also going to have a stop at Spike Island on the return leg, so it’s a good idea to bring two snacks.

The ride will finish at the Pierhead in Liverpool and people will be able to get a train to the Wirral from James Street or use the Mersey Ferry to get over to Woodside.

48 miles, Grade B
Created by John Hampson