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NCA Profile: 59 Wirral (NE545)

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The Wirral National Character Area (NCA) is located on a peninsula formed by the Mersey and Dee estuaries. The landscape of the NCA is based on the formal landscapes of former large country estates, rural areas, natural coastal
scenery and wooded sandstone ridges, which combine to give the NCA a unique character. The NCA is separated from the urban areas of east Wirral by a dramatic sandstone ridge, as well as by the M53 motorway. This is a rich pastoral landscape interspersed with settlements. Red sandstone is common; the pink hues of the local stone bring warmth to the landscape and provide a unifying theme in buildings, walls and bridges.
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