12.00 – 4pm (please note that the last tour starts 30mins prior to closing)
Sunday 1st October, Sunday 15th October, Sunday 5th November, Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March
Guided tours to the top: Admittance: £2 adult, £1 if under 16 Children must be taller than 1.06m (42”) to climb to the top. If you have any queries or require any further information please ring 0151 353 0861
Leasowe Lighthouse stands at the heart of the north Wirral coast and Leasowe Bay and is one of the best places for a walk along the Wirral Way to see the birds on the shore and the fields. The promenades are good places to stand with a pair of binoculars to look out to sea or across the fields.
Behind the sea defences, between Dove Pint and the lighthouse itself is some superb bird habitat with sand dunes followed by a series of small horse paddocks many surrounded by overgrown hedges. This habitat seems particularly attractive to spring migrants and we get Ring Ouzels, Yellow Wagtails, White Wagtails, Wheatears, Whinchats, Redstarts and a whole range of warblers. Lingham Lane, inland of the lighthouse, with its tall hedges and the nearby River Birkett is a particularly good place to look for migrants.
It’s not just the birds, the wildflowers are lovely, including several native orchids.
Recently, Waxwing, Scaup, White Egrets, Redwing, Stonechat, Long-tailed Duck, Raven and Red Throated Divers have all been recorded near the Lighthouse.
It is always a joy to stand by Leasowe Lighthouse in the early summer and just be still. The skylarks sing their hearts out, but are hard to see against the blue sky. Later on in the year swallows race around the lighthouse, some perching, some flying. Whether they are feeding, building up muscle ready for the long migration or just playing, well it’s hard to tell.