Know before you go
Footpaths run throughout the reserve
Access is limited, but may be possible for those with suitable mobilty equipment
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to September
About the reserve
With stunning views sweeping across the Dee estuary, Cleaver Heath is an important heathland on the Wirral and the perfect reserve for an evening stroll at sunset.
A carpet of purple shades of heather and bright yellow gorse in summer is bissected by a footpath running lengthways through the reserve. To the east of the path the ground is dominated by mature heather, with sphagnum mosses also present.
A recent heath fire has created a large area of bare ground to the west of the reserve, and the vibrant green shoots of new growth are already bursting through the charred earth. The surrounding woodland is dominated by birch and oak, along with rowan and holly.
Common lizards enjoy basking on the sandy paths, whilst butterflies and a range of birds can be discovered in the surrounding woodlands.