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
      44
    • Very Good
      41
    • Average
      10
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • K_Sutty
      Trip type:
      Family
      Beautiful
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
      What a beautiful place to visit. Lots of greenery and lovely views. Plenty of birds and other wildlife to watch while you take a little stroll. Lovely calm place, perfect for a day out and a picnic. Read full review
    • jackskell2014
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      lovely walking area
      1 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th May 2019
      My partner and I often take our dog to Spikey and she loves it, Easy off lead area and the dog owners there are all respectful of other owners and dogs needs. Read full review
    • GlobeTrotting238363
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Poo oh the path and grass
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 18th June 2019
      Re the above the poo that is seen on the canal path and grass area is not dog poo it is from the swans and geese and other birds that feed there on the grass and in the canal at the moment there are... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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