Something a little different this Friday, not one but over 20 photos of Hoylake …I hope this post loads okay for everyone!
I’ve completed this walk lots of times and it’s probably one of my favourites as it takes in the coast and for the most part keeps you away from traffic. I snapped these photos at the end of February on a cold, bright morning.
So, start off at the model boating lake (above) and then have a look at the Lifeboat Station take a look at the 1810 sculpture (below).
The Grace Darling has survived the winter storms once again. Look back to the Lifeboat Station:
Along the shore and you’ll come to Hoylake Sailing Club:
And here’s the old lifeboat station. And now, an old lifeboat museum too. What’s going to happen with this now-empty building?
A look over to Hilbre Island with the snow-capped hills of north Wales behind:
Only me on the shore, looking back toward Meols:
At King’s Gap, less than a mile from our starting point:
Walk up the road and you’ll meet The Green Lodge and the King’s Gap Hotel:
Looking up toward Market Street and the roundabout:
Take a right down Stanley Road, but not for long:
Because the public footpath down the side of St Hildeburgh’s takes us onto the golf course:
This sign isn’t totally accurate as you need to follow the blue line that’s sprayed on the grass:
The view of Meols Drive properties backing on to the course:
I like this garden gate (below). The adjacent property is the one that was struck by lightning.
This is the view of properties over on Stanley Road (below). You’d never know that the course was previously used for WW2 training.
And here’s the Royal Liverpool club house. Walk right past (unless you’re a member) and on to the path:
Heading off the public footpath now and on to Meols Drive:
On Meols Drive and back to the roundabout. The pillar box outside the club house is lovely, though spoilt by that ugly box on the side:
At the roundabout:
With the borders at The Quadrant packed with daffodils:
Choose your route now, along Market Street or back down King’s Gap and along the prom to the start.
An hour’s walk or thereabouts with plenty to see …you should try it one day!