Immediately after the tournament the Prince travelled north, nominally to visit the new abbey at Vale Royal in the Weaver valley and to have discussions with the marcher lords at Chester.
The hunt on the Wirral which brings the Prince into contact with John Stanley is centred around the islands at the mouth of the Dee
The islands are situated off the north west corner of the wirral peninsula
John Stanley’s father was the forester for the area and lived on the Wirral. Lord James was a relative of John’s and a good friend of the Prince. Lord James became John’s first mentor.
The island are clearly visible from the mainland. The beach itself will not have changed much since the time of the hunt.