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a little gem.

spike island is set on the banks of the river mersey with an amazing view of the new mersey gateway... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
stephen b
Peaceful place

I go here quite often,a lovely place for a quiet walk,feed the swans and sometimes see the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Elaine C
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Mersey Road, Widnes, England
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All reviews nice walk gateway bridge great place to walk play area for children wigg island follow the path mersey estuary canada geese across the river swans and ducks science museum dog walk an ice cream free parking boats wildlife walks
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Reviewed 27 August 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

1  Thank stephen b
Reviewed 7 August 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.

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 6 August 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

Thank pamstanners
Reviewed 2 August 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

1  Thank Kayleigh M
Reviewed 10 July 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

Thank 1958Catherine
Reviewed 10 July 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

1  Thank bocbrock
Reviewed 9 July 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

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 25 June 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

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Went here today for a walk because we had heard about it from a friend a while ago so we thought today we are going to take a look.Anyway I was presently surprised it was lovely.Kids area for play with loads of things to do.Plus...More

2  Thank yvonne947
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Lovely scenery on my doorstep and love looking at the boats and birds it's great for walking too nearby is the catalyst museum which is amazing too

Thank Linda S
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Adam E
30 August 2018|
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Response from 1958Catherine | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I have seen lots of people walking dogs when I’ve visited.
Ramon C
9 July 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
9 March 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