Wide open Wirral
The Wirral is a little peninsula that juts into the Irish Sea between Liverpool and north Wales.
But there’s nothing small about this place in Merseyside, with its open wide skies, vast tidal beaches and army of offshore wind turbines.
I visited the small coastal town of Hoylake, which is quiet, understated and charming – the perfect escape from the urban heft of Manchester. Do you fancy a trip there?