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My daughter makes me discover this island located in the Dee estuary and which can be reach by foot at low tide.
The name is thought to derive from a chapel built on the Island and dedicated to St. Hildeburgh.
According to the University of Liverpool "Rocks on Hilbre Island are of Lower Triassic age and form part of the Sherwood Sandstone Group. These rocks are mainly reddish brown to yellow grey coloured sandstones, although there is a band of conglomerate and some red brown siltstone layers exposed on the island.The rocks were originally deposited as sand and gravel in river channels forming river terrace deposits or as fine silt and clay deposited on flood plains during times when the river flooded over its banks. After they were formed the rock layers were affected by earth movements. The layers have been tilted slightly to the north and faulted. A steeply-dipping normal fault is exposed in the cliff sections on the southern side of the island."
For more info have a look at http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/geo-oer/hilbre%20island.htm

The top has fallen down due to the waves crashing and eroding the bottom of the red cliff.
In the WS some views from that island

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