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
      45
    • Very Good
      44
    • Average
      11
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • stecrawf2017
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Love it here
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th August 2019
      This is a good place to walk after a visit to the catalyst museum and view the boats. It is very flat so walking is easy and a nice place for a picnic. It is a pleasant area to relax in too. Read full review
    • lisacurran
      St Helens, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Great Dog Walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 30th August 2019
      Nice place to take the dogs for a walk on sunny day. Very clean and paths clearly marked. Shame parts of it was closed. Read full review
    • gawav
      Widnes, United Kingdom
      Good for walking.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 1st September 2019
      Nice to stroll along taking in the nice views. Some wild life to see, quite different to the norm, if the weathers good you can have great few hours. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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