Moreton and Leasowe can be found on the north coast of the Wirral. Moreton is a sizeable area with a strong sense of community, with Leasowe a popular destination for walkers and explorers looking to walk along the coast and discover the castle and lighthouse; and part of the Wirral Coastal Walk.
Moreton also has its own coastal park, which also provides access to some conservation areas. Both Moreton and Leasowe have good transport links, with small independent shops and chains available in the area.
The excellent local transport links found in Moreton and Leasowe open families up to some of the Wirral’s top secondary schools including West Kirby’s grammar schools, Upton Hall School, local Pensby High, and Birkenhead’s acclaimed schools and colleges.
Christ Church Moreton is a local primary as is Lingham Primary, while Orrets Meadow is a highly-regarded special needs school. Leasowe has a number of primary and secondary schools including Castleway Primary, Holy Spirit Catholic & C of E Primary, Leasowe Primary, and Leasowe Early Years Nursery.
Moreton has gymnasiums including Body Tech Fitness and Zone Fitness, while a short distance away is Circuit Express on Saughall Massie Road. Close to Leasowe Station is historical Leasowe Castle which, as well as being a tourist site, has grown to include The Castle Gym which offers cardio and resistance equipment.
Next to the castle is Leasowe Golf Club; a links course that offers incredible views of the nearby coastline. Leasowe Leisure Centre is part of the local council and provides access to a number of facilities such as outdoor football pitches, a swimming pool, sports halls, and a gymnasium.
Moreton and Leasowe both lead onto the coastline, offering a wonderful refreshing walk around the edge of the Wirral Peninsula whichever way you go. Lingham Park is a short distance from Moreton Station and features a playground and a skatepark. Lingham Park hosts events such as fireworks displays.
Upton Park in Moreton is close by and hosts similar events. A nice place to relax thanks to the park’s ponds, Upton Park also used to be an established racecourse. Upton Meadow nearby, which borders on Arrowe Brook, is perfect for family walks and is a Woodland Trust area featuring lots of wetland and wildlife.
Both Moreton and Leasowe have train stations close to each other as part of the overall Wirral Line, giving access to nearby Birkenhead, Liverpool city centre. There are also opportunities to change for other areas such as New Brighton, Chester and Ellesmere Port.
Both areas have excellent bus links with regular services, while both stations (especially Leasowe) are popular with walkers who want to begin their journeys walking along the Wirral coastline.
There are lots of pubs in Moreton to enjoy such as The Grange, The Saughall, The Armchair, The Farmers Arms and the Coach & Horses. Nearby Heswall is popular with local residents and has a number of wine and cocktail bars to choose from as well as traditional pubs.
The Brambles in Leasowe is the area’s local pub while Leasowe Castle offers quality dining as well as being able to host formal and informal functions and events such as business meetings and wedding fares. Moreton has a number of takeaways and restaurants including Indian The Spice Club and Piazza Italia.
Moreton has high street names close by such as Home Bargains, Right Way DIY, and a Tesco Express. Also in the area are independents including pet shops, home furniture specialists, and cycling shops. There are a few small local convenience shops in Leasowe complemented by some independent enterprises such as salons, florists, garden supplies, bridal stores; additionally there is a Lidl on Leasowe Road.
A short journey by train into Birkenhead opens up the Pyramids Shopping Centre and Grange Precinct. Being on the Wirral Line, Liverpool city centre is also accessible from Moreton and Leasowe. A small drive from both locations is Heswall which has four supermarkets, a variety of independent retailers, and high street names such as Boots and M&Co.