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New Ferry Butterfly Park Open Day

6th May 2018

Saturday 26th May

Minerals And Fossils: The Geology Of Thurstaston Shore


2 - 4 p.m.


As part of the Wirral Walking Festival join us on a guided walk led by Dr Hilary Davies

looking at the fascinating geology of the Thurstaston coastline.

We will start at Wirral Country Park Thurstaston Visitor Centre and access the shore

by the Station Road steps. These steps are steep but do have hand rails.

The event has been timed to be on a falling tide (low tide is around 4.30 p.m.)

so there will be ample beach clear of water.

The route will go along the beach looking at the geology of the clay cliffs

and the fossils in the rock armour – but not climbing on either!


Booking is essential. This should be done via the CWT website at

www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on

Warm waterproof clothing and stout footwear are recommended.

Meet in the car park at Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Station Road, Thurstaston, CH61 0HN

Contact person on the day: Alan Irving, 07743 480611

Free but donations welcome.

Sunday 19th August

The Beauty Of Heswall’s Heathland


2 - 4 p.m.


We will enjoy a walk through Cleaver Heath and the Heswall Dales,

where the heather will be in flower and discuss the flora and fauna of lowland heaths,

as well as their management.

All the while, we will be enjoying spectacular views across the Dee Estuary.


To book, please contact the walk leader Alan Irving on 0151 342 2641,

leaving a message and return phone number.

The maximum practical group size will be 20, on a first-come-first -served basis.


Meet at Cleaver Heath nature reserve on Oldfield Road, Heswall, CH60 6SG. Map of location

Stout footwear is recommended.

Please bring waterproof clothing or sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sun-glasses) as appropriate.

Bring binoculars if available (not essential). Sorry, no dogs.

Free but donations welcome.