Things to do and places to see


If you wanted to travel by bicycle we are 1 min from the national cycle route 56 and the Wirral Way and are approximately 1 mile north of national route 568.
We can assist you in hiring bicycles from Tracs who will deliver them to our doorstep.

Hire a Bicycle and connect right outside our door to the national cycle route that takes you all along the river dee to West Kirby or Chester.
West Kirby and Hoylake (see our links to the cycle routes at the bottom of the page)

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Visit Burton Village

The Lazy Bear Hideaway is situated on the outskirts of the picture postcard village of Burton on the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire and stands on the estuary of the River Dee.

Its locally known for its buildings of various styles and ages, from medieval times onward, which line Burton’s winding village main street. Quaint half-timbered and thatched cottages stand on sandstone bedrock and mingle eclectically with handsome Georgian brick houses.

RSPB Burton Mere

RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands  (15 mins walk from LBH)


Burton Manor Gardens and Burton Village Walk (10 mins walk from LBH)

Burton Manor Tea rooms

Ness Botanical Gardens and Cafe (5 mins walk from LBH)


Visit Parkgate

The timeless beauty of Parkgate attracts many to its antiquated promenade, where visitors can enjoy a classically British seaside feel with views across the vast salt marshes that lead onto the Dee Estuary.

It is believed that Turner came to paint the sunsets. You can stop off at one of its many cafes or enjoy a homemade ice cream from the Famous Nicholls Ice Cream Parlour. Eat Fish and Chips while watching the sunset.

West Kirby (20 mins by car or 1 hr by bicycle)

The town of West Kirby contains an elegant Victorian promenade, which is flanked by a marine lake, which has views out to Hilbre Island and the Dee estuary into North Wales. The views across the Clwydian Mountains are superb on a clear day.

At low tide, it is possible to walk to Hilbre Island which is cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to four hours out of every twelve. Amenities for windsurfing, sailing and kayaking are available on the lake.

West Kirby Beach

West Kirby is the only beach in Merseyside to make the grade after last year being named the 12th best coastal beauty spot in the country by the Times.

Its beach is now in the top 10 beaches in the UK along with:
Fistral Beach Cornwall
Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Newport Sands Beach, Pembrokeshire
Saunton Sands Beach, Devon
Slapton Sands Beach, Devon
Camber Sands, East Sussex
Trearddur Bay, Anglesey

Places to eat and drink on the Wirral

The Manor, Greasby  (11 miles)

The wheatsheaf thatch, Baby (4 miles)

The Red Fox, Thornton Hough (4.5 miles)

The Boat House, Parkgate (3.4 miles)

The Ship, Parkgate (2.9 miles)

The Real Food Kitchen (2 miles)

The Harp Inn, Ness (30 mins walk along the river dee footpath)

The Tapas Kitchen, West Kirby (11 miles)

Visit Liverpool

Liverpool is famous for its music, its football teams, its maritime heritage, and its connection to The Beatles and this year it’s hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. With its many insightful museums, inspiring architecture, and culinary delights, there’s so much to enjoy in this amazing city.

Why not have a day out in Liverpool you can take the famous Ferry from Birkenhead woodside across the Mersey and visit Liverpool’s famous waterfront. There is so much to do and see from the Albert Dock to the Cathedral’s museums, art galleries and shopping.

We suggest visiting the site visit Liverpool for further information.

Visit Liverpool
Visit Chester (10 Miles)

Chester should be on every tourist’s list of places to visit. It was founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago.

Within the roman walls that surround the city are the two-tiered rows of medieval half-timber buildings which line the streets.

Things to do
Chester Zoo (9 Miles)

Chester Zoo is recognised as the third-best zoo in the world and the most visited tourist attraction in the UK outside of London

We have a list of our favourite things to do on the Wirral which more information can be found on the visit Wirral website

Walks or boat trips to Hilbre Island

Watersports Sailing windsurfing or paddle boarding on the marine lake at West Kirby.

Cycling Routes

Sustains Cycle route from Burton Marsh to Neston

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

Connect to the Wirral way and discover what the Wirral has to offer

Wirral cycle route