Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve (England) Reviews
Newest Review: ... history concerns the lifeboat station. The remains of the station and slipway can be found at the north end of the island. The Hilbre station was used to launch boats at low tide, when boats could not launch from the main station at Hoylake. The Hilbre lifeboat was operated between 1849 and 1939. Hilbre Island is tidal, so is accessible at low tide by walking across from the slipway at West Kirby Marine Lake. If visiting Hilbre Island, you must take note of the tide times and never start to cross if there's less than three hours to high tide (the tide times are shown on the notice board near the slipway). There's a recommended route to Hilb... more
Customer Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve (England) Reviews (1)
by - written on 15/03/09 (Very useful, 1248 readings)
It always amazes me how many people who live in the area, don't realise that Cheshire has an island. Hilbre Island lies about a mile off the coast of West Kirby, the western most point of the Wirral peninsular. Hilbre actually consists of three islands, Little Eye which is tiny (0.2 hectares), Middle Eye which is about 1.2 hectares in size, and the main island, Hilbre which covers an area of 4.7 hectares. Hilbre Island is owned by Wirral Borough Council who manage them as a Local Nature Reserve. The main island is the only one that is inhabited. There are some cottages on the island, mainly used during the summer, and a house for the island's ... Read the complete review
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