Thursday, 3 October 2019

Could you help the work of the Friends?

We are looking for someone to be the Secretary of the Friends of Heswall Dales - this is a key role in progressing our work to protect the Dales and to encourage its use. Do you know of anyone who might be interested? If so, please get in touch via

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Drain overflows in the Dales

Over the summer there were a number of instances of polluted water being released from one of the drainage systems that run through the Dales after heavy rain. It affected the path running along the northern boundary of the Dales where it meets the path leading to the granite bench.
It now looks like Welsh Water has finally carried out some substantial remedial work (after complaints by the Friends and some local residents) and hopefully the problem has been solved. Please let us know if you see any further leakages. 

Sunday, 11 August 2019

The History of Heswall Dales

Roger Lane and Jenny McRonald have written an excellent article in The Heswall Magazine about the history of Heswall Dales. If you don't receive this free magazine, an online edition can be found at

Thursday, 20 June 2019


The Friends of Heswall Dales Annual General Meeting was held at Heswall Hall on June 5th and included a very interesting talk on the history of the Heswall Dales by a local historian. The accounts were approved, nominated officers and committee members were all re-elected, and a lively discussion on the future of the Dales followed. 

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Heswall Dales Open Day - Spring in the Dales

Thanks to everyone who made "Spring in the Dales"open day in Heswall Dales on Saturday 11th May such a success.  The weather was fine and there were walks, challenges and quizzes, birdsongs via QR codes and signage of the features of the Dales to help everyone to get even more out of their visit. Thanks also to Dale Farm for providing refreshments and toilet facilities.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Friends of Heswall Dales Facebook Page

Keep up to date with what's going on in the Dales with the Friends of Heswall Dales Facebook page. It provides news and updates about the Dales, lets everyone know what the Friends are doing, and publicises any upcoming events. Follow the link above, or look for '@friendsofheswalldales' on Facebook.
This Facebook page helps us to promote the Dales to a much wider audience and to show Heswall Dales as a great place to visit including content of visitor experiences, and interesting information about the plants, birds, animals and features of the Dales….like the Turtle’s Head.  

It is also a great forum where you can let us know your views, and  help to promote the Dales by sharing your photos and experiences – even if it just by 'checking in' to let people know you have visited.

If you are not on Facebook don't worry: we will still be sending out our newsletters via the website and by email – but it might be worth a look – and if you have ideas or thoughts on how we can improve the Facebook page, or how to reach a wider audience - please contact Alistair has recently joined the Friends committee and looks after our comms and publicity.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

March Newsletter

The March 2019 Newsletter is available on the web-site.  Please pass it on to anyone who would like to know more about the Dales!