Hilbre Island High Tide Walks

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

Explore the beauty of this island surrounded by the Irish Sea

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

Many people walk out to Hilbre Island, but few stay over high tide. This walk gives you the opportunity to safely experience staying over on Hilbre as the tide surrounds us. From 3 hour high tide sunset walks to 5/6 hour day visits, it really is an experience that’s not to be missed.

Upcoming Paid Hilbre Workshops

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The Route

The route is the same as my Free Walks starting from the Sailing School at the end of Dee Lane, West Kirby 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.

The key difference with these walks is that for the first half we’ll be racing the incoming tide out to Hilbre. For sunset walks, we’ll spend an hour or so on Middle Eye before hopping over to Hilbre for the sunset itself. For day walks we’ll head straight for Hilbre, spending a good 3/4 hours relaxing, taking photographs and waiting for the tide to recede.

In both cases we return once the tide goes out along the same route we walked out along.

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

Upcoming pre-paid photo walks to Hilbre Island

From 2022, I am offering this walk out to Hilbre in two forms, a 2/3 hour sunset walk and a 5/6 hour day walk, price details are shown below.

Full Day High Tide
Photo Workshop


High Tide Sunset Walk


both walks will accept bookings up to a maximum group size of 8 people.

Price Includes

  • 3-6 hour photo walk
  • Photography advice / mini workshop throughout
  • Experienced local guide

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the start location
  • Food and drink
  • Camera equipment or personal injury insurance
  • Accommodation

Essential Equipment

  • Camera (camera phones are fine)
  • Suitably clothing for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Food and fluid

Recommended but Not Essential

  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Change of lenses
  • Torch
  • Other camera accessories (eg trigger remote)