Evening walk from Burton Marsh - starting
- starting 7.30 pm.
Here are details of the proposed route and
We should be in the Harp Inn by around 8.30, if you wish to join us there. Hope you can make it. Mostly in daylight but a torch may be helpful.
Call us on 07968 122170 if you are coming but running late.
Martin and Sue
The Dee Estuary near Burton
1 -> 2 -> 2 -> 1
Park at Burton Marsh, 1 mile west of Burton Village, on the Wirral. (Turn off A540 West Kirby to Chester road and follow signs to Burton. Go through the village and turn left down Station Road. Park by the road at the bottom of the hill.)
Bring binoculars to spot birds, if desired. In 2004 we spent some time watching a short-eared owl hunting.
The route follows the rim of the marsh towards Neston and the sea. Follow footpath to 'Quayside' and pass Denhall House Farm before ignoring a track to radio masts. The path emerges from the marshes at Denhall Quay, by the Harp Inn.
A wooden bridge can be crossed from here, leading a small way out onto the estuary. The Welsh shore is only 4 miles away. Our track continues along the edge of the marsh over sandstone steps along the 'Marsh Path to Moorside Lane'. We now pass through Neston Reedbeds (look out for Reed Warblers and Reed Buntings). Emerge from the tall reeds to turn right into Moorside Lane. Beyond here is the RSPB's 5,000 acre Gayton Sands Reserve, but we turn inland before turning right after 300m into Old Quay Lane. When the lane bears sharply right towards sewage works, continue straight on through an iron gate and on into a field. Continue on along the path to the shore. Back at the marsh, return over the sandstone steps by Neston Old Quay and turn left. Then retrace steps back to Burton Marsh, perhaps calling in at the Harp Inn en route.
1 (SJ 301 747) Burton Marsh, Deeside - 7.30pm
1 -> 2 (1.30 Miles) See route summary
2 (SJ 289 762) The Harp Inn, Little Neston
2 -> 2 (2.04 Miles) The Reedbed Circuit (this section could be a bit muddy)
2 (SJ 289 762) The Harp Inn - about 8.30pm
2 -> 1 (1.30 Miles) Back along the rim of the marsh
1 (SJ 301 747) Burton Marsh