NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Jul 26th, 2013.
The new Greenway route linking Wales with England between Deeside and Neston has been officially opened.
The route has proved a success with walkers, wheelchair users and cyclists since its completion in April, attracting 6,000 users in its first month.
Work on the cross border route was carried out jointly by Flintshire County Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council and with funding from Sustrans of £250,000 and £300,000 from the Welsh Government, allocated through Taith, the Regional Transport Consortium for north Wales.
The official opening of the route was carried out by John Griffiths, Welsh Government Minister for Culture and Sport near the English/Welsh border on the Boardwalk across the marsh.
He said: “This new path will provide an important link between communities in Wales and England.
“It will allow people to use sustainable modes to travel to work in Deeside as well as providing a great facility for recreational walking and cycling.”
“This new route is the culmination of over ten years of negotiations; the route passes through land owned by the RSPB, MOD and Network Rail who have enteredinto a formal agreement with Flintshire and West Cheshire and Chester Councils, to allow public access along the marsh and estuary.”
Go down the Greenway towards Hawarden railway bridge.
Before you get to the railway bridge, follow the signs to zone 3 of the Deeside Industrial Park and keep following them.
Enter a private road and proceed until you reach Tenth Avenue.
Turn right here until you reach a roundabout turn left here (still on Tenth Avenue).
Go all the way down here passing a Morrisons warehouse until you come to a dead end.
A new path starts here along side the A548 which is elevated here. Turn right under the A548 alongside the railway, then turn left and right in quick succession going under the old railway bridge displaying in large numerals the year it was built – 1951.
You are then on the access road to the MOD Firing Range which is followed for a short distance until you access the new route by forking off the the right alongside the railway line.
Follow this all the way onto the boardwalk then on around Burton Point until you reach Station Road below Burton.
Continue along Station Road into Denhall Lane along the marsh into Quayside to the Harp Pub.
Then turn right into Marshlands Road. Continue along Marshlands Road.
Take the second left turn into Homecrofts which has both a red telephone box and a red postbox on the corner.
Continue down Homecrofts which becomes Kenilworth Road.
At the end, turn left into West Vale.
Take the fourth left into Allan’s Meadow opposite the row of shops.
Then take the second left into Flint Drive.
Continue straight past the bollards into the park on the new paved path.
Follow the path as it turns sharp right and continue until you exit left into Church Lane.
Go under the bridge below the Wirral Way.
Turn left very soon into an inconspicuous and unsigned access lane at the side of a white house called The Nook. On reaching the Wirral Way, turn right.
Follow the Wirral Way into Parkgate.
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Suggested parking in Deeside.