*FREE Hilbre Island Photo Walks

A lone hiker stands looking into the setting sun on Hilbre Island at the mouth of the River Dee, Wirral.

Watch the setting sun from Hilbre Island

Route is approx 4.5miles in total
Distance to nearest station, West Kirby, is 0.4km / 450 yards.
Walk lasts approx 3 hours
Route runs year round.

My absolute favourite & most popular route, it never disappoints!

Many people walk out to Hilbre Island, but few stay for sunset. This walk takes in the beauty of this little island off the coast of West Kirby, with views out across the Irish sea and up and down the North West Coast. Watch the sunset, listen to the haunting sounds of the seals and take beautiful photographs!

The Route

The route starts from West Kirby Sailing School at the end of Dee Lane and follows the Coastguard approved route out to Little Eye, we then turn towards Hilbre Island making our way across the seaweed-covered rocks to Middle Eye.

During the summer months, we’ll stay around here for Golden Hour, taking shots of Hilbre before finishing the evening at the old Lifeboat Station as the sun sets far out to sea.

We then make our way back to our starting point via Middle Eye.

In Winter the route is much the same, however, we return across the beach a little earlier, watching the sunset from Little Eye / West Kirby.

So whether it’s your first time picking up a camera or you know every setting in detail we’ll find great shots together as the sun sets in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I know.

*Free Neon Light Photowalks are offered for no upfront fee, all I ask is that participants consider paying whatever they feel the walk was worth to them at the end of the walk with no expectation. I’ll never pressure you to tip; I believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the walk and the budget of those attending. It’s a kind of satisfaction guarantee, if you don’t enjoy the walk, just walk away, no questions asked.

Book this walk

I only take a limited number of people on my *Free photo walks and this route is very popular so booking is a must! Click below to book an upcoming photo walk.

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Had a wonderful evening on the sunset walk to Hilbre Island. Liam is very knowledgeable and extremely approachable without being ‘ in your face’ we were given plenty of time to just chat and enjoy the walk as well as tips and hints for great photos. Will definitely join him again and recommend to friends.

Debbie, 2021