Eastham Country Park
Eastham Country Park is situated on the Wirral bank of the River Mersey and provides superb views across the tidal estuary with its abundant bird life and busy shipping lane.
The view across the Mersey from Eastham Country Park
The 100 acres of mature, brodleaf woodland offers opportunities for walks, orienteering and birdwatching, as the tide begins to ebb Dunlin, Redshank, Turnstone, and Curlew can be seen below the cliffs. A network of surfaced paths provide access throughout the woodland which are home to Blackbird, Thrush, Blue and Great Tit, Collard Dove, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Robin, Wren. Chaffinch, Nuthatches, Coal Tits, Long Tailed Tits and the tiny mouse-like Tree Creepers.
The familiar Grey Squirrel is the most easily seen mammal, being active during the daytime foraging for food. Most of the animals in Eastham Woods are nocturnal and are active at dusk and dawn. Foxes, Hedgehogs, Woodmice and Weasels may be seen searching for food at dusk.
A Visitor Information Centre, Rangers office and toilets are situated in the courtyard adjacent to the main car park. Picnic areas are provided on the open grassland close to the River Mersey and in the Tea Garden which serves refreshments and snacks during spring and summer. Two public houses are situated on the riverfront. A variety of Ranger led activities take place in the park, throughout the year. These include guided walks, bird activity days, fungal forays and volunteer task days.
Eastham Country Park lies approximately 1 mile from the M53 Motorway junction 5 and is reached locally by the A41 (New Chester Road) and Ferry Road via Eastham Village.
Follow the Country Code
*Be safe- plan ahead and follow any signs.
Protect plants and animals and take your litter home.
Keep dogs under close control
Leave gates and property as you found them