Burton Marsh Greenway

Follow National Route 5 from Shotton across the River Dee to pick up National Route 568 at Hawarden Bridge and then leave the railway path and pick your way through the Deeside Industrial Park as you head north.

This traffic-free tarmac route takes you along a raised plateau looking out over the Dee Estuary, one of the UK’s premier birding locations for wetland and shore birds, and the RSPB’s Burton Mere Wetlands to your right. This reserve straddles the border between Wales and England, and is a patchwork of freshwater wetland habitats, woodland and farmland. You might spot avocets, egrets, harriers, swallows, swifts and redshanks, to name but a few.

A little further north it’s possible to take a detour into the pretty village of Burton, or continue along the route to the historic market town of Neston.

At Neston you can pick up the Wirral Way, which follows the line of an old railway, and head north onto the Wirral peninsula or head east to Ellesmere Port.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

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Burton Marsh Greenway is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy

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