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Guilden Sutton Rambling group

Next walk To Hilbre Island 20 January



Hilbre is part of the Dee Estuary RAMSAR site, designated as a wetlands wildlife conservation area of international importance.  At this time of the year there are large numbers of geese and waders overwintering in the area, we may see 1000’s of birds if the weather conditions are right although the highest concentrations of birds will be in the  2 or 3 hours before high tide.  We will be back at West Kirby before then.   Go to and  for more information.

Bring a drink and possibly a snack to eat on Hilbre, (we need to leave Hilbre by 12:30 latest, preferably a little earlier) we can also go to a café when we get back to West Kirby.
Meet at Village car park in Church Lane for lift sharing, leaving at 09:30.  The drive to the promenade (South Parade) alongside the Marine Lake in West Kirby take about 35 minutes (c. 25 miles)  There is free parking all along the South Parade bordering the Marine lake and a Pay & Display car park on the left just before the left turn onto South Parade.  Recommend using the M53 up to Junc 2 then up to Junc 2A onto A5027 first right at traffic lights onto B5192 Saughall Massey Road, B5139 and finally A540 into West Kirby, following West Kirby signs from the motorway.  Beware going all the way from Chester up the A540, you are almost certain to get stuck in traffic through Heswall at this time of day, it has taken me nearly an hour on some occasions.



Walk start at 10:15 latest
Streetmap Link
Post Code: CH48 0QG   
Walk Start Time 10:15 from Marine Lake  Information board at junction of Dee Lane and South Parade (north end of Marine Lake)
Grid Ref:  SJ 210867
Total Distance c. 4.5 miles
Please let me know if you would like to come, and whether you will meet us in the Village Car Park or go straight to West Kirby.





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Date Day Leader(s) Start Where   Miles
16 Jan Monday   09:30      
20Jan Friday Richard 09:30 Hilbre Island   4.5
15 Feb Wed   09:30      
17 Mar Fri   09:30      
03 Apr Mon   09:30    
18 Apr Tues          
03 May Wed   09:30      
18 May Thurs Brian 09:30 N Wales    
02 June Fri          
19 June Mon   09:30      
04 July Tues   09:30      
19 July Wed          
04 Sept Mon   09:30      
19 Sept Tues   09:30      
04 Oct Wed   09:30      
19 Oct Thurs   09:30      
20 Nov Tues   09:30      
06 Dec Wed     Xmas walk + lunch    





Click on links for pics of held walks


Date Day Leader(s) Start Where   Miles
18 Jan Monday Richard 09:30 Hilbre Island   4.5
10 Feb Wed Janet 09:30 Dunham Massey   5
11 Mar Fri Peter 09:30 Wirral Country Park   6.5
12 Apr Tues Richard 09:30 Sandstone trail 6
27 Apr Wed          
12 May Thurs Brian 09:30 Bryn Alyn - Clwydian   7
27 May Friday Al 09:30 Whitegate Way   6.5
13 June Mon          
28 June Tues Richard 09:30 River Dee   5
13 July Wed Trevor 09:30 Bickerton and the Sandstone trail   5
28 July Thurs          
13 Sept Tues Richard 09:30 Whitegate Way    
28 Sept Wed Janet 09:30 Llangollen ,Dinas Bran   8.5
13 Oct Thurs Peter 09:30 GS and Mickle Trafford    
28 Oct Fri Brian 09:30 Magical mystery tour, Wales    
28 Nov Mon Jim 09:30 Loggerheads and Moel Famau   5
19 Dec Mon     Xmas walk + lunch    

Start times are at the village car park.

Click on links above for pics of finished walks



Previous year's walks

If you are interested please contact Richard and Evelyn Batterham on 01244 300107 or send an email to