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#727751 - 24th Sep 2012 7:07pm Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery
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Is there still a footpath between Bidston and Wallasey?
I've recently come across a few pics and have been wandering if there were several paths and where they may have started and finished.
Could the older painting have been a bridge across the Fender or the Birket (or was the artist adding details that weren't there)


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The Old Bidston Footpath, Wirral  1887.jpg

Bidston footpath.jpg

Description: Possibly starting from Mosslands

footpath2.jpg

Description: looking from Wallasey towards Bidston




Edited by derekdwc (24th Sep 2012 7:09pm)

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#727764 - 24th Sep 2012 7:32pm Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
ASE71 Offline

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I rekon the first Picture ( little bridge ) is right next to bidston golfclub club house. Its the path that leads to bidston station under the M53. The river is the Birket.


Edited by ASE71 (24th Sep 2012 7:32pm)

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#727774 - 24th Sep 2012 8:19pm Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
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In the 1950-60's the Bidston Footpath
ran from Mosslands Drive past the "Triangle"
pond, alongside the Bidston Dock steam line,
over the electric line, to Bidston Station
and the road up to Bidston Village. Used to
ride along it on my bike - even once when
Bidston Moss was flooded.

I think it is still there, though
rerouted to allow for M53 B&Q etc.
I think it is the green dashed line on here:-


http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=53.413788~-3.069239&lvl=15&dir=0&sty=s&form=LMLTCC

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Edited by Wally1 (24th Sep 2012 8:33pm)

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#727792 - 24th Sep 2012 9:15pm Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
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Registered: 26th May 2010
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Loc: Wallasey
Hi Derek,

I walk it quite often, I live near Harrison Drive. I take the path where it starts next to the football pitch next to Mosslands school, Mosslands Drive, the path goes under the motorway, over the railway and ends up near Bidston station.
Tarmac surface all the way so suitable for bikes.
You might need boots in the winter there are bits that flood a bit.

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#727793 - 24th Sep 2012 9:15pm Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
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Registered: 26th May 2010
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Loc: Wallasey
Hi Derek,

I walk it quite often, I live near Harrison Drive. I take the path where it starts next to the football pitch next to Mosslands school, Mosslands Drive, the path goes under the motorway, over the railway and ends up near Bidston station.
Tarmac surface all the way so suitable for bikes.
You might need boots in the winter there are bits that flood a bit.

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#727811 - 24th Sep 2012 10:17pm Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
Roslynmuse Offline
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Registered: 25th Jan 2010
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Loc: UK
We used to run (sort of) along this footpath in the late 70s, early 80s, on cross-country runs from Mosslands School. It was either that route (up as far as the windmill) or, running in the opposite direction, along Leasowe Road to the lighthouse and then along the front.

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#727860 - 25th Sep 2012 7:41am Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
leeboy1968 Offline
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Registered: 8th Aug 2012
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Loc: Egremont
A work collegue walks this path everyday to bidston station. he said it has just been bought by a developer and will soon if not already closed off to public travel.

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#727880 - 25th Sep 2012 9:23am Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: derekdwc]
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Is/was it a public footpath?

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#727998 - 25th Sep 2012 6:26pm Re: Bidston to Wallasey footpathquery [Re: leeboy1968]
Capt_America Offline
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Originally Posted By: leeboy1968
A work collegue walks this path everyday to bidston station. he said it has just been bought by a developer and will soon if not already closed off to public travel.


They could try but they won't get far. To close a footpath you have to prove it's not used and this one is, lots.
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