Spike Island

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Mersey Road
West Bank
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 0DG

Tel: 0151 511 6770

Spike Island

About

Green Flag Award winning Spike Island, on the Trans Pennine Trail, is now open parkland with items of industrial archaeological interest and a canal. Acknowleged as the birthplace of the British chemical industry, the industrial wilderness was reclaimed as woodland, wetlands and green space between 1975 and 1982.

It has a great position on the banks of the Mersey Estuary and will be a prime site to observe the construction of the second Mersey crossing, known as the Mersey Gateway. Work started in May 2014 and the new six lane toll bridge will open in autumn 2017.

Spike Island was also the site of the now legendary outdoor concert by the Manchester group,The Stone Roses in May 1990 when nearly 30,000 fans headed for Widnes to be part of what became known as the 'Woodstock for the baggy generation'.

Overlooking Spike Island is Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, a great action-packed family attraction, devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life.

Facilities

Other

  • Disabled Access
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Site
  • Toilets - Available at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Exit the M62 at jct 7, travel on the A557 Watkins Way for 3.7 miles, follow signs for the Catalyst Museum. Spike Island will be sign posted on your left .

Public Transport Directions

Runcorn Train Station is 1.4 mils away from Spike Island.
Also the Trans Pennine Trail runs across Spike Island, leaflets available from Liverpool Tourist Information Centre.
For further information, please call TRAVELINE, Public Transport Info, 0871 200 22 33

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      49
    • Very Good
      45
    • Average
      12
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • X2429CDbrendao
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Good day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th November 2019
      Yes I would recommend a visit to Spike Island especially on sunny days the views are very good and it is an excellent way of walking the dog Read full review
    • stevesk01
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Old industrial site now green park.
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 12th February 2020
      An excellent very short walk with nice playground (inc zip wire) and access to canal walks. Pleasant stroll amongst moored boats although current access is limited due to ongoing works associated... Read full review
    • X2429CDbrendao
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Spoke Island
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th March 2020
      Lovely place to take children. I take my grandson to look at the birds. Some beautiful swans Ideal walk on a Summers day Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

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