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Hilbre Island

Hilbre Island, Wirral, UK

Islands

About Hilbre Island

One of the beautiful locations for walking in Wirral, or spotting rare and endangered wildlife.  The islands are an archipelago and classed as one of just 43 unbridged tidal islands in the UK that can be reached on foot from the mainland. It is also important as a stopping-off point for the twice-yearly migration of birds along the west coast of Britain. On the island is the Hilbre Island Bird Observatory.



Attractions near Hilbre Island

West Kirby Beach2.73km from Hilbre Island

West Kirby is a clean and easily accessible sandy beach on the Wirral Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Dee. This busy little beach is only 300 metres long but it lies between a kilometre of sand dunes and a further 2 kilometres of vast sand flats exposed at low water towards Hoylake and the popular marine lake. It is a hot spot for watersports on Wirral, with sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and more taking place in the Marine Lake.

Royal Liverpool Golf Club2.89km from Hilbre Island

Royal Liverpool was built on land that was the racecourse for the Liverpool Hunt Club. It is the second oldest golf club in this area. . It received the "Royal" designation in 1871 due to the patronage of the Duke of Connaught of the day, one of Queen Victoria's younger sons, Robert Chambers and George Morris  were commissioned to lay out the original course, which was extended to 18 holes in 1871.

Royden Park6.57km from Hilbre Island

Royden Park is a large area of parkland adjacent to Thurstaston Common, which offers a wide range of activities and facilities.  It comprises over 26 Hectares of mixed deciduous and conifer woodlands, meadows, fishing mere and wetland mere. It has a large lake called Roodee Mere where fishing is allowed with a permit. The old coach house for Hill Bark has been converted for use as a cafe and resource centre. There are conifer woodland walks, meadows with nature walks, car parking, a walled garde

Wirral Country Park7.08km from Hilbre Island

A majestic and beautiful country park blessed with the great natural beauty of 2,000 acres. There are lots of lovely wooded areas on-site and plenty of birdlife to observe. The 'backbone of the park is the 12 miles long Wirral Way, a footpath and bridleway developed on a disused railway that closed in 1962.  A stretch of amenity grassland provides access to clay sea cliffs, and there are a number of wildlife ponds.

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park10.58km from Hilbre Island

Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a beautiful country park which was set in one and a half miles you can explore an exciting 70 acres of woodland and 2000 years of history with lakes, streams, ancient monuments, and historic factories around every corner. The visitor centre is the entrance to a farm and museum. The center also provides information on woodland walks, educational activities, bird watching and fishing in the area.

Bidston Hill10.85km from Hilbre Island

Bidston Hill is one of the highest points in Wirral, with a height of  231 feet. Its 100 acres of heathland and woodland contain mysterious rock carvings and historic buildings, and provide a haven for wildlife amidst the urban sprawl. The woodland supports a good variety of birdlife such as the mouse-like Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatches. It is believed that there has been a windmill on this site since 1596. The current brick built tower mill was built in 1800.

Where is Hilbre Island

Discover more attractions in Merseyside, where Hilbre Island is located

Merseyside66 attractions

Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.