RSPB

Parkgate Tidewatch

Tuesday 11 February and Wednesday 12 February

10.30am-2.30pm

Price: Free

Join us at Parkgate Old Baths for the awe-inspiring spectacle of a high tide flooding the vast saltmarsh, potentially reaching the old sea wall.

The marsh at Parkgate is one of the best wetland habitats in the northwest, and when flooded by an incoming tide, the wildlife which lives here is pushed closer, with chance of seeing the great range of ducks, geese, wading birds and egrets in big numbers as they are driven upstream by the rising tide.

A range of birds of prey take advantage of mice and voles flushed from the grasses; hen and marsh harriers, peregrines and merlins all spend the winter months on the estuary and this is one of the best places to watch them, plus short-eared owls if we're really lucky.

Please note the tide height is heavily affected by the weather conditions on the day; low pressure and a westerly wind will help push the tide and wildlife in closer.

There is free public parking at the Old Baths car park (CH64 6RN) at the north end of The Parade, and the Wirral Country Park car park on Station Road (CH64 6QJ). There are public toilets at Mostyn Square in the middle of The Parade, and a number of pubs and cafes.

Tide times: Tuesday 11 February 10.0m @ 12.35pm, Wednesday 12 February 10.0m @ 1.19pm

Directions

Old Baths car park, Boathouse Lane/The Parade (B5135), Parkgate, Neston, Cheshire

Where is it?

  • Postcode: CH64 6RN
  • County: Cheshire

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