PORT Sunlight River Park has been chosen as one of the venues for this year's Wirral Walking Festival.

The beauty spot, owned by national land management charity the Land Trust and managed on its behalf by Wirral Autistic Society, was unveiled last year.

The former landfill site was transformed into a public park opened to the public last August after a multi-million pound regeneration project and is hugely popular with ramblers, joggers, dog walkers and families.

the festival, organised by Wirral Council, offers people a range of 100 varied walks throughout May.

To mark the occasion, the park will play host to weekly health walks on Tuesdays, at 10.30am and Wednesdays, at 5.30pm. Both walks meet in Dock Road North car park and last one hour.

In addition, there will be an organised walk on Saturday May 2 from 2pm to 3.30pm starting at Bromborough Pool Garden Centre.

On Friday, May 9 from 10am to 1.30pm, people can meet at Bebington Station for a walk jointly run with New Ferry Residents Association.

On Friday, May 15 a walk entitled 'Port Sunlight River Park: From Refuse to Recreation’ will take place from 10.30am to 12pm,. Meet in Dock Road North car park.

Cutting the ribbon at Port Sunlight River Park's last August was Wirral South parliamentary candidate Alison McGovern, who was MP at the time.

It took place during a ceremony watched by more than 100 people, which included invited guests and walkers.

More details are from Port Sunlight River Park's ranger Anne Litherland on 07587 550 060 or anne.litherland@wirral.autistic.org

For other walks in the Festival go to www.vistitwirral.com/walkingfestival