There is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area surrounding Mere Brook House. With a unique combination of coastal, rural and parkland, there really is something for everyone and any age!
Sailing, canoeing and windsurfing
If you are a keen sailor, windsurfer, canoeist or just want to give it a go, the seaside town for West Kirby is an ideal place to visit. Canoeing and windsurfing facilities are at the West Kirby Marine Lake, and the West Kirby Sailing Club has hosted some well-known competitions, including the Wilson Cup. The Wirral Sailing Centre is located on the Marine Lake where you can partake in both individual and group water sports experiences and lessons – including lessons for beginners and children – you can view the timetable of classes here. To top this off, West Kirby is home to many top eateries, so you can indulge after a fun and activity filled day.
Whether you want to explore miles of beautiful unspoilt beaches, take a trip out to a unique tidal island, cycle down the leafy Wirral Way path, or stroll through one of our country parks and nature reserves - the Wirral has an abundance to offer, so much so that we now have our very own Wirral Walking Festival! You can find details of suggested walks on here on our Coast and Country section.
There are many opportunities to cycle in close proximity to Mere Brook, and whether you are heading out for a full day or a leisurely ride, the scenery is consistently varied and stunning – ranging from leafy dedicated paths to coastline and rural landscapes. The Wirral Way is a very popular cycle and walking path which stretches for twelve miles along the track of the old railway, from West Kirby to Hooton. It has been made especially suitable for cyclists and there is a parallel path for horse riders. Should you wish to head off the beaten track a little, you can find a full list of cycle routes in the area, here!
The Dee Estuary, on the North Wales / North-West England border, is one of the United Kingdom's premier birding locations for wetland and shorebirds. For example – the Wirral also boasts one of the best places to see leach's petrel on the west coast but the weather conditions in the autumn have to be just right. Many a rare migrant also turns up both on spring and autumn passage. To find out more about the best bird watching spots and pick-up hints on seasonal migrations in the area, click here!