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A tranquil spot near the Mersey

I walk my dog here most mornings as I like to be near water as I find it calming. It's clean, green... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Widnes, United Kingdom
Very nice restored park

Good views of the Mersey, and wonderful compared to the post-industrial wasteland that was there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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All reviews nice walk gateway bridge great place to walk play area for children wigg island swans and ducks canada geese across the river science museum dog walk an ice cream free parking young children canal boats wildlife mersey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I walk my dog here most mornings as I like to be near water as I find it calming. It's clean, green and quiet apart from the traffic noise from the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Magical to see the swans landing on the canal, lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good views of the Mersey, and wonderful compared to the post-industrial wasteland that was there previously. One comment on the "dog poo" issue (mentioned by a previous reviewer) - on the grass there's a fair amount of animal poo in some places, but it's goose...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ordinarypunter2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018

spike island is set on the banks of the river mersey with an amazing view of the new mersey gateway bridge. a short but pleasant walk around it, taking in great views, clean air and some canal walks too, finished off with a visit in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stephen b
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I go here quite often,a lovely place for a quiet walk,feed the swans and sometimes see the rabbits.Would have been nice to have a cafe there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine C
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Interesting and free local attraction with lovely walks along river mersey. catalyst museum providing interaction activities and information of local industry. play area for children lots of wildlife bird's etc

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pamstanners
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Took my little girl here as a treat as the catalyst had a bubble show on... she couldn’t play on the park it’s covered in dog poo and the field next to the park is covered in poo it’s like a mine field ... it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 684kayleighm
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Discovered Spike Island via the Halton Council Magazine and decided to check it out. A really pleasant walk on the banks of the Mersey with free parking. Much better (in my opinion) than Wigg Island on the Runcorn side which doesn’t offer such expansive river...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 1958Catherine
Reviewed July 9, 2018

the canal has a number of boats on it not far from the old transporter bridge site can see across the Mersey to Runcorn and if the Mersey is out you can see how people could walk across the sand to get to Runcorn rather...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank bocbrock
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Went for a walk around Spike Island, it was very warm so a stop under the trees for a rest was great. Now the bridge is open and they are beginning to remove parts of the structures below things are opening up. I'll go again...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ray M
Reviewed June 25, 2018

spike island is a local beauty spot and well visited, theres a sports area,, a visitors centre run by the rangers but you dont have to do anything, just enjoy

Date of experience: June 2018
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Adam E
August 30, 2018|
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Response from 1958Catherine | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I have seen lots of people walking dogs when I’ve visited.
July 9, 2018|
Response from yvonne947 | Reviewed this property |
Hi.sorry this late but been on holidays.There where people fishing but not sure about crabbing really didn’t look that close.You could have a go I suppose.Sorry Cant be more of a help.x
Natalie W
March 9, 2017|
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Response from JessieJames2 | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not. it's more of canal/river. You'd just need to be really careful because there's lots of big swans & geese