Wild wide skies at Heswall Fields

A frosty morning on the Wirral Thurstaston Common

The ever changing seasons conjure up different thoughts for each and every one of us. Whether it’s the thought of a brisk winter walk with friends or a meal in a cosy pub there is always something to look forward to.

Wild wide skies and shimmering sands

At this time of the year as winter takes hold the low sun can create some spectacular vistas particularly over the marshes of the Dee where wet sands appear as vast silver sheets across the estuary.

Head down to Heswall Fields where the haunting calls of the wading birds pierce the cold air and marvel at the magnificent aerobatics of thousands of  Dunlin and Knot pulsing and converging in fantastic patterns akin to starlings.

You might also spot Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Greenshank, Oyster Catchers, Lapwing,  Shelduck, Curlew and maybe even the flamboyant Egrets hunting in the gullies just off shore.

Spend some time on one of the benches situated on the cliffs and you may even catch a glimpse of a Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon or if you’re very lucky a Merlin.

So what are you waiting for grab your scarf and gloves and take in the sights and sounds on a winters walk.

How to find us:

Property Grid Reference for Heswall Fields from GIS is SJ 24790 82344

Cliff top bench: Grid Reference: SJ 24604 82221

X (Easting) : 324604 Y (Northing) : 382221

Latitude : 53.331506  Longitude : -3.1336053

Nearest Parking Postcode (Not NT) : Banks Road, Heswall, CH60 9JS

Grid Reference: SJ 25494 81491