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Greasby

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Greasby, Frankby, Irby, Upton and Moreton are a group of large villages on the Wirral peninsula in Merseyside.

Understand[edit]

Originally a collection of farming villages in the central part of North Wirral, of which Frankby is the best surviving example, now a near-contiguous suburban area.

Get in[edit]

Map of Greasby and the surrounding area

By road[edit]

  • M53 motorway, junction 2a
  • Arriva's 437 bus provides a direct service from Liverpool and Birkenhead.

By rail[edit]

  • 1 Moreton railway station, Pasture Road, Moreton, Merseyside. CH46 8SD. Situated on Merseyrail's Wirral line, providing a direct through service from Liverpool. Change at Birkenhead Hamilton Square, for Merseyrail services from Chester. Services approx. 6am-midnight. Four trains per hour approx. 8am-6pm. Moreton railway station (Q2556146) on Wikidata Moreton railway station (Merseyside) on Wikipedia
  • 2 Upton railway station, Noctorum Avenue, Upton, Merseyside. CH43 9RY. Monday-Sunday: 24 hours. Situated on the Borderlands line, operated by Arriva Trains Wales. Change at Bidston, the previous stop, for services from Liverpool. Although, it may be quicker to walk than wait; it's usually an hour between trains, and only 30 minutes on foot. In the opposite direction, services arrive from Wrexham. Change at Shotton, for Arriva Trains Wales or Virgin Trains services from Chester or the North Wales coast. Upton railway station (Q2736977) on Wikidata Upton railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

There is an extensive bus network. Saveaway tickets are valid on all public transport in the area. These can be purchased at any staffed railway or bus stations in Merseyside. An "all areas" ticket is best, if intending to also travel to Liverpool, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Formby or Southport. The ticket costs about £5 per day, for off-peak use. Alternatively, a slightly cheaper "area B" ticket will cover most of Wirral.

See[edit]

  • 1 Arrowe Country Park, Arrowe Park Road, Woodchurch, Wirral. CH49 5LW (20 minutes walk from Upton station). Free. Arrowe Park (Q4796156) on Wikidata Arrowe Park on Wikipedia
  • 2 North Wirral Coastal Park (Leasowe Lighthouse), Moreton Common, Wirral, CH46 4TA (15 minutes walk from Moreton station). Lighthouse open 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month between April and September. See also the gigantic view along the entire northern coast of North Wales, from the sea wall near Leasowe Lighthouse. This sight is, perhaps, even more impressive than Birkenhead's view of Liverpool. The view extends from Moel Famau, 20 miles to the south, across to Anglesey which is 70 miles to the west, and includes the Great Orme headland and Snowdonia. In the opposite direction, if the weather is clear and the mountains are snow-capped, Black Combe can be seen in Cumbria; also about 70 miles away. Free. North Wirral Coastal Park (Q7057411) on Wikidata North Wirral Coastal Park on Wikipedia
  • 3 The Thomas Brassey Bridge, Saughall Massie Road, Saughall Massie, Wirral. The first bridge built by the well-known engineer. Free.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Royden Park (and Thurstaston Common), Hillbark Road, Frankby. CH48 1NP, +44 151 677-7594. Open dawn to dusk, all year. Walled Garden, Cafe, Gallery, Miniature railways Thurstaston Common (Q7799432) on Wikidata Royden Park on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

Greasby, Upton and Moreton each have supermarkets, catering for daily needs:

  • 1 Sainsbury's Local, 101 Greasby Road. CH49 3AT, +44 151 552-1200. Every day, 7am-11pm.
  • 2 Sainsbury's, Upton By Pass, Upton. CH49 6QG, +44 151 604-1211. Monday-Saturday, 7am-11pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm. The biggest of the supermarkets, in the immediate area.
  • 3 Tesco Express, Hoylake Rd, Moreton. CH46 6DG. Every day, 6am-11pm.

Slightly further away, a 24-hour Tesco is also available in Bidston. Though, this is closed over Sunday night-Monday morning.

24-hour petrol:

  • 4 Shell, Arrowepark Road, Upton. CH49 0UE. 24 hours, every day. Provides petrol around the clock, and staffed at all times. This is the nearest 24-hour garage for about five miles.

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Go next[edit]

  • Heswall, Neston and Parkgate each provide a quiet, attractive view along the River Dee. Fifteen to twenty minutes by car.
  • New Brighton has an expansive beach with the 19th century Fort Perch Rock and lighthouse, and views across to Liverpool. There are also some seaside amusements and the Marine Point leisure development, alongside the marine lake. Fifteen minutes by car.
  • West Kirby and Hoylake each have excellent stretches of beach, with views across to North Wales. There is also a 52 acre marine lake at West Kirby, which has sailing and windsurfing. Fifteen minutes by car.
Routes through Greasby
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