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Wirral Country Park Club Campsite
Station Road, Thurstaston, Merseyside, CH61 0HNView on map
Why stay here ...
Wirral is a peninsula of great natural beauty, and the Wirral Country Park Club Campsite is set right in the midst of some of its loveliest landscapes with wonderful sea views. Located in a country park of 2,000 acres of unspoilt nature, the caravan park is made up of several pitching areas attractively separated by trees and shrubs. Some pitches overlook the Dee Estuary, which is one of many ideal places for scenic walks. There are lots of lovely wooded areas on site and plenty of bird life to observe.
Wirral Country Park Club Campsite puts you within easy reach of a wealth of fun activities to suit all tastes, whether for sports enthusiasts, young families or those with ultra-relaxed pursuits in mind. You will find the caravan park just perfect for sailing - no less than seven private Sailing Clubs offer temporary and family membership to visitors. Apart from a huge choice of unforgettably scenic walks, the area offers power-boating, water skiing and other water-based sports to enjoy along with several indoor swimming pools, sports and recreation centres and golf courses. One of our Merseyside touring sites, you’ll be conveniently located to visit Liverpool and explore north Wales.
A mobile fish and chip van visits this site, please ask the site staff for details.
Great savings on days out
Offers available to Club members
Leave M53 at junc 3 onto A552 Heswall towards Arrowe Park Hospital. Keep left passed Asda, then turn left (sp Heswall) at the traffic lights. At the roundabout turn right, then take the first right Irby. At the T junction opposite the Anchor Pub turn right, then at rndabt continue straight over (second exit). Turn right at the T junction, continue past Wirral Country Park, the go over the bridge and turn right past static caravans. Site is on the left (beware speed bumps).
- CH61 0HN
- Lat 53.34329 / Lon -3.14679
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- Buses go to: Heswall and Liverpool
- Car hire on site
- Nearest park and ride: Liverpool
- Nearest train station: West Kirby
- Train station within 5 miles
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Most reviews of this site are glowing in their praise, and I agree that the site has some very positive features, the main one being its location, but my overall feeling was one of disappointment. I have been to much better sites. With a reputation for some first-rate views, a setting close to water and beaches, some nice country walks and all in a very well-to-do area, it is perhaps inevitable that it would rank highly. But there are downsides.
I never expected to get a pitch with a view; I imagine you have to be in the “ignore earliest arrival time” camp to have a fighting chance of that; but I had assumed there were more pitches with a view than there are. They number less than 10% of total pitches. In any event, those few pitches with a view were exposed to very strong winds so they were not all good.
The lack of a view was not my gripe. Instead, I felt the site was cramped; it bore a claustrophobic, over-subscribed quality. It was pretty full, which tends to heighten any sense of confinement, but my own theory was that it was all about the layout; there were several dead ends and, whilst specific pitch separation is no doubt normal, I gained the impression that roads had been designed to get the maximum use of the space. I never pitch on grass unless there is no option, but I did observe some extraordinary pitches on grass; in one case a large caravan shoehorned between a service point and a copse of fir trees (26) and another, a motorhome, perched precariously on a narrow section of grass between the arc of a corner in the road and the trees behind it (41). Presumably they were content there, but I would have hated it.
Another thing, perhaps less important, but which nevertheless struck me as a negative, was that there is only one chemical waste disposal point which is in the facility block. I cannot recall having to walk so far to empty the loo. I must have done, but, if I had, it was a very long time ago.
I knew the site was relatively isolated, so I was ready for this and that is why I booked three nights only. As a motorhomer, I like public transport to reach farther afield; but there is none close at hand here. I did cycle and walk. Cycling is effortless if you stick to the disused railway running between Heswall and West Kirby because, naturally, it is flat. Accessing these towns (where there is public transport) was easy. Some of the walks are very lovely and the beaches, once accessed, are pleasant, if hardly idyllic, but there is no access close to the site (depending on how you define close I suppose).
The site managers I had contact with were really lovely and helped me out of a problem with my planned next site visit which I sadly and annoyingly had to cancel.
I cannot honestly say I would return here, except possibly out of season, but I am glad I came if only to find out for myself what all the fuss was about.
Site contact details
- 01516 485228