West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island – West Kirby
Situated at the mouth of the Dee Estuary, the Hilbre Islands are one of the finest locations for walking in the region and 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.
Our route sees us initially head along the coast to Red Rocks before walking two miles across the Dee Estuary to discover this archipelago, consisting of three islands, straddling the England and Wales border. We’ll head from Little Eye past Middle Eye to Hilbre Island itself where we’ll take a picnic lunch. After a quick rest and refreshments, we’ll begin our trek back to our starting point and a more direct angle towards West Kirby. It’s a fabulous route and a real hidden gem in the North West of England.Moderate 10