More ideas for those long summer holidays.

Home » Newsroom » More ideas for those long summer holidays.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust looks after a network of 45 nature reserves (including the area around
the Roman Bridges) with habitats ranging from grasslands and wet meadows to reedbeds, coastal dunes and wetlands.
They have organised a number of events over the summer including guided walks at some of its reserves and arts and crafts activities at its wildlife friendly sites. More information on the events can be found at the Cheshire Wildlife Trust website

Guided walks include a visit to Hilbre Island. I remember going on a visit to the island when I was at primary school and being fascinated by the range of wildlife. Its well worth a visit especially with a guide as the sands and the fast tide can be dangerous.

The islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to 5 hours out of every 12 hours. When planning your journey you must find out the time of high water and allow sufficient time to complete your visit to the islands and your return journey to West Kirby safely. It is possible to visit the islands over high water, in which case allow for a stay of at least 5 hours whilst the tide is in, or alternatively, you can walk there and back over one low water period.

When visiting over high water set out from West Kirby leaving the Dee Lane slipway at least 3 hours before high water, or 3½ hours on large tides 9.5 metres or higher, to allow for a stay of 5 hours or more on Hilbre. It is safe to leave Hilbre 2½ hours after high water to walk back to West Kirby.

If visiting Hilbre over the low water period leave West Kirby Dee Lane slipway at least 3 hours after high water. When departing from Hilbre Island you must allow yourself sufficient time so that you leave Hilbre at least 3 hours before high water or 3½ hours on large tides 9.5 metres and higher.

Allow 1 hour for the 2 mile crossing, allocate more time if you walk slowly, or have small children. Leave Hilbre no later than the latest crossing time, or you may be trapped by the tide. Be aware that strong winds may bring the tide in early or suddenly.
See the following website for more details

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Thu 16 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 563

CWAC have recently issued a consultation document about a proposal to give most of Tarvin Roads a 20 mph speed limit. This assumes the Editorial team have interpreted the map correctly. Almost everywhere seems to be coloured blue to us! Have a look at the document and see what you make of it.A Traffic Regulation Order for the new speed limit will be...

Tarvin Rocks
Tue 14 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 368

Have any of you seen some brightly coloured rocks hiding around Tarvin recently? Have you been wondering why they are there? What are they for? Well it's a game called Tarvin rocks. Jane Tordoff started this game off in Tarvin and it has been a huge success. So far the group has 138 members and rocks have been found and re hidden all around the village. Anyone can take part...To...

Pre-School nursery
Sun 12 Aug 6:00am  |  hits: 320

Tarvin pre-school published this on their Facebook page Monday 6th August.'It sadly appears that our new woodland development area has been vandalised over the weekend. Iit cost a lot of money to build this for our children and as we have come to use it today for our forest week we have had to tidy it back up ready for the children to use.This is not the first time it has...