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Hilbre Islands

Hilbre Island seal

Overview

Hilbre Islands are the three tidal islands lying at the mouth of the Dee Estuary - Little Eye, Middle Eye and Hilbre. They are designated as Local Nature Reserves and so, access is free of charge.

The Hilbre group is also important as a stopping-off point for the twice-yearly migration of birds along the West Coast of Britain. This was the main reason for the founding of the Hilbre Island Bird Observatory in 1957, which now often sees several very uncommon species of visiting birds.

The Friends of Hilbre will be happy to advice about seal watching on the sand-bank and you can also enjoy the exhibition in the Lookout.

The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to five hours out of every twelve and so, before planning a visit to the Islands it is advisable to contact the Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre (after 10am 7 days a week).

Contact Details

c/o Wirral MBC
West Kirby
Wirral
CH61 0HN

Tel: 0151 648 4371

Opening Times

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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