Accessibility at Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

Check accessibility for events and activities

How to get here

By train

The nearest train stations are at Neston (3.4miles) and Hooton (4.3miles). Neston is on the Wrexham-Bidston (Borderlands Line). Hooton is served by Merseyrail’s Wirral Line.

By bus

The nearest bus service stops at Ness Botanic Gardens (1.4miles from the reserve).

By bike

The Burton Marsh Greenway is a scenic cycle route to Burton from Chester and Wales and links with the Wirral Way in Neston.

By road

The reserve is signposted off Puddington Lane, Burton, accessed via the A540 and 10 minutes from the M56.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Access to facilities

Visitor centre
  • One entrance through a large double door.
  • Inside is one floor, step-free with level entry.
  • Smooth floor.
  • The area is evenly- and well-lit.
Car parking
80 spaces
6 Blue Badge spaces
  • Blue badge spaces 30m from Reception Hide.
  • The car park surface is compact gravel.
  • There is a drop-off point 30 m from the Reception Hide.
Nature trails access
  • Gorse Covert Woodland trail is a lovely walk in the woods, 600 yards long, unsurfaced so can be muddy in wet weather.
  • Burton Mere trail is a relaxing stroll around old fishery pools that takes about 20 minutes on level and compact gravel surface.
  • The Reedbed trail is a third of a mile long long on level and compact gravel surface ending at the Marsh Covert hide.
  • A large boardwalk ramp with anti-slip material is provided between Burton Mere trail to the Reedbed trail.
  • The path between Reception Hide and Marsh Covert hide is wide enough for two wheelchairs except for one section.
  • The Farm and Fen trail is 600 yards, a mix of boardwalk and level, compact gravel surface but has a moderate incline halfway along.
  • Inner Marsh Farm trail is 500 yards of natural grass and partially surfaced path across farmland, with steps and a short boardwalk leading to the Inner Marsh Farm hide.
  • The Hillfort trail takes about 5 minutes across grazed farmland to the secluded viewpoint on top of Burton Point.
Viewing points
  • Seating is available at every viewpoint and at intervals.
  • A variety of seating is available, not all have back and arm rests.
  • Information boards can be read from a child’s eye/seated position.
  • Entry to Marsh Covert hide has a short ramp.
  • Large fixed windows offering good views.
  • Upper windows open outward, inwards and upwards and can be quite heavy.
Picnic area

Three picnic tables have space for a wheelchair. 


Only Registered Assistance Dogs allowed.


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Dee Estuary - Burton Meres Wetlands access statement