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West Kirby Marine Lake - Pedestrian Walk

South Parade, West Kirby, Merseyside, CH48 3HZ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The marine lake is located in West Kirby.
    • The lake has a pathway to walk around which covers over a mile.
    • There is a promenade fronting the marine lake with bench seating.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is West Kirby.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Dee Lane Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Dee Lane.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 290cm x 1500cm (9ft 6in x 49ft 3in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on South Parade.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 290cm x 500cm (9ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on South Parade.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge and standard parking is allowed along South Parade facing the marine lake.
    • If there are no spaces available during busy periods there is a public car park facing Morrison’s where charges apply.

Access Point (North End)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the north end of the marine lake.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • At present due to Covid-19 restrictions the boating lake walk is one-way only. The entry point is at the North end of the boating lake. This system will remain in place for the whole of 2021.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Access Point (South End)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the south end of the marine lake.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • Upon leaving the south promenade to access the south end access point to the marine lake, there has been a tarmac ramp installed to the bottom of the pavement that runs along the railings. Wheelchair users are no longer required to use the dropped kerb and the roadway at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Marine Lake Walk

  • When you enter either the north or south shore entrances to the marine lake, the pathways lead around the whole lake.
  • The pathway is 3m wide and the surface is tarmac.
  • The pathway has an easy gradient.
  • During wet and windy conditions it could become slippery under foot.
  • The walk takes about 20 minutes and is 1.5miles long.
  • There is no seating along the pathway but halfway around from the south end entrance are observation points overlooking the Dee Estuary.

Promenade Walk

  • Fronting the marine lake is a paved concrete promenade along the entire length.
  • There are park benches along the length of the promenade overlooking the lake.
  • The pathway along the promenade has an easy gradient sloping towards the lake.
  • The paving is suitable for wheelchair users without assistance.