Attractions to explore nearby 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.
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 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 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
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.