28 April 2020
Daily Walks - Bidston Moss
This is going to sound silly but I remember Bidston Moss being the landfill site! Why would you want to walk around that?
Well it seems that back in 1995 the landfill was closed, and as it became a bit of an eyesore on the local landscape, Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority and Groundwork Wirral reclaimed the land and turned it into a nature reserve.
There is a fishing lake with carp, tench and possibly the odd eel or two, a cycle path and walks through the woods up to a viewing point where you can see Liverpool to one side and all the way over to Wales on the other. It also grows Willow which is harvested and taken to Chester Zoo for the elephants.
When you're walking around, listening to the birds, it's hard to believe that you are so close to the shipping docks in Birkenhead or the local recycling centre and not out in the country, miles away from the city.
If you didn't know the local area you would have no idea what the area was originally used for.