Take a journey back in time and join the RSPB and North Meols Civic Society on Sunday 4 December on a guided walk to discover the coastal heritage of RSPB Marshside nature reserve, near Southport.
Beginning in Roman times, the walk will show how the coast has changed dramatically over the years and walkers will learn about the people who have lived there and the wildlife that is found in the present day.
The time travelling walk begins at 11 am at the Fog Bell on Marshside Road and will finish at the Sandgrounders’ hide at RSPB Marshside nature reserve.
This walk celebrates the new footpath and cycle route along Marshside Road which was completed recently with funding from HLF under the auspices of the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme.
Alex Pigott, Marshside Warden said: “These walks are really popular and give you a wonderful insight into the past. We have also seen some amazing wildlife along the way, including close-up views of a fabulous short-eared owl!”
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, as this is an exposed site and part of the walk will be across the saltmarsh (no dogs please). The event is free, but donations are always welcome. There is no need to book either, just turn up. The Route 15 (Cumfybus) and number 44 (Arriva bus) from Southport town centre both stop just near the fog bell.
You can visit RSPB Marshside nature reserve any day of the week for free. As well as seeing a variety of birdlife, this is a great time of year to see thousands of pink-footed geese and winter ducks like wigeons, as well as having great views of birds of prey hunting over the marsh. Free parking is available in the Sefton Council car park opposite the junction of Marshside Road and Marine Drive. For more details phone: 01704 226190 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/marshside.
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