Hoylake Photographic Society have been asked to record the Year of Countryside and Coast for Wirral Borough Council and I'll be doing monthly updates on the blog during the Summer of events in the calendar for the information of club members and members of the public.
May 1st - 6th Wirral Walking Festival
A series of guided walks through the countryside and along the coastline of Wirral. Contact 0151 648 4371. www.visitwirral.com
May 6th New Ferry Butterfly Park
Meet at New Ferry Butterfly Park adjacent to Bebington Station car park, Bebington Road, New Ferry.
May 11th - 13th British Open Dinghy Racing Trophy
The Wilson trophy, international team dinghy racing, Marine Lake, West Kirby. 0151 625 5579. www.wilsontrophy.co.uk
May 13th A Package from Africa
Join the local rangers for a walk along the paths and dunes and over scrub grasslands around Leasowe Lightouse to look for the recently arrived warblers who breed there.
May 13th Secret Gardens of Oxton
Visit the beautiful gardens in the lovely soundings of Oxton village conservation area. 07963 248268 or www.oxtonsociety.org.uk
May 13th The Port Sunlight 10k Race
To celebrate Olympic year, Port Sunlight Village museum is reinstating this old sporting event. www.portsunlight10k.com
May 15th (4pm) Fort and Rockpooling
New Brighton shore rockpools and shore invertibrates. Fort Perch Rock and its history. Meet in from of the Fort.
May 19th Museums at Night
Spooky sunlight ghost walks in Port Sunlight, 5.15pm, 7.30pm and 8.45pm. Booking essential 0151 644 6466 or www.portsunlightvillage.com
May 27th Wirral Coastal Walk
15 mile charity walk around the coast of Wirral starting from Seacombe Ferry and finishing at Wirral Country Park at Thurstaston. 0151 203 2111 or www.wirralcoastalwalk.org
May 27th West Kirby Seaside Fair
A traditional seaside fair at Coronation Gardens. www.friendsofcoronationgardens.co.uk