30th August 2019

Hilbre Over High Water

Cancellation of Hilbre meeting – Field meeting now to Red Rocks and Hoylake – Friday 30th August 2019 09.00

Members may already be aware that there has been a fire on the island where contractors were trying to stabilise a cave.  The fire has been extinguished but the roof of the cave is suspected of being even less safe than previously.  Wirral Borough Council has prohibited public access until the weekend at the earliest while the stability of the site is ascertained.

It is very disappointing that we can’t go ahead with our visit but for those who want an outing we are going to meet at Dee Lane slipway at 09.00 (enjoy a lie in!) and walk up to Red Rocks, round the corner and on to Hoylake.  After the tide has turned we can return by the reverse route.  With Autumn migration underway we should have our departures and the wader arrivals from Northern parts to spot not to mention distant sea birds – most of what we would have been looking for on Hilbre!

The route is easy walking if perhaps a little wet in places.  Wellies or old walking boots or old trainers are advised.  Bring your lunch.  There are no facilities – take care of the essentials before leaving West Kirby.

High Water is as for Hilbre 11.38

There is free on-road parking alongside the marine lake on South Parade (and elsewhere) or pay and display in Dee Lane (£4.50 all day!).

Meet at 09.00 at the slipway on the front (South Parade) at the junction with Dee Lane.    SatNav CH48 0QG

Visitors are very welcome to join us on the day.