Events on Bidston Hill

Our Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday 24th May in the evening. Proceedings start at Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm at 7 pm. After the business of the AGM (including the election of office bearers), guest speaker Ken Clarke will tell us all about the Windmills and Watermills of Wirral. All welcome.

In 2016, the Windmill will open to the public at 10 am on the first Saturday of every month from April to September.  Last entry is at 11:45. Height restrictions apply. Admission is free, but donations to the Friends of Bidston Hill are welcome. The windmill is closed during the winter, when hibernating bats are in residence.

Nearby, Bidston Lighthouse will also open to the public every Saturday afternoon until the end of August.  More information.

On Saturday 28th May, Stephen Lyus will lead a walk through the Rhododendrons of Park Wood, which should be in full bloom. Meet at the Windmill at 2pm. The walk is free, but we ask you to register in advance.
Eventbrite - Rhododendron Walk through Park Wood

The Wirral Walking Festival is also happening in May. Please check details and booking arrangements on the Wirral Walking Festival website where you can find a brochure to download. We spotted the following walks in the Bidston area:

  • Tuesday 3rd May, 11am – 1pm: Flaybrick Cemetery and Arboretum,
  • Tuesday 3rd May, 7:30pm – 9pm: Bidston,
  • Monday 9th May, 10:30am – 12noon: Exploring Bidston Moss,
  • Tuesday 10th May, 11am – 1pm: Bidston Hill,
  • Friday 20th May, 7pm – 8:30pm: Exploring Bidston Moss,
  • Saturday 21st May, 11am – 12:30pm: Bidston Hill.

Later in the year, we’re planning Teddy Bears’ Picnics on Friday 29th July and again on Friday 2nd September, starting at 12 noon on both days.

Free guided walks of Bidston Hill every Saturday from 11 am. Come along and enjoy the wonderful historic woodlands and monuments of Bidston Hill and Flaybrick Memorial Gardens. Walks are supported by the Friends of Bidston Hill, Friends of Flaybrick Memorial Gardens, and Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm.  Over 16s only. No dogs. Please wear sensible footwear (may be muddy or slippery). No sandals please! Download poster.

 

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