Formby Nature Reserve
A tranquil haven where the rare red squirrel thrives
Beaches, sand dunes and pine woods make up the stunning coastline nature reserve at Formby, situated between Liverpool and Southport.
Star attractions The endangered red squirrel is the VIP around these parts. With ripe pinecones their morsel of choice, the peaceful pine woodlands are a squirrel’s paradise. Tiptoe through the trees and keep your eyes peeled…
Family X-Factor Those sand dunes just cry out for pell mell downhill sprints and roly-poly races. And there are three picnic areas where you can enjoy some morsels of your own.
Not many people know this but… Erosion of the sand on the beach at Formby has revealed footprints from animals and humans dating back to the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age, about 3500 to 7000 years ago.
Don’t forget to pack A kite for flying on the beach.
Holiday events… Explore Formby in a different way by taking part in the Orienteering Challenge on August 7, 11am–4pm. Cost: £5. For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Address Formby Nature Reserve, Freshfield, Formby L37 1LJ.
Also in the area Speke Hall Garden And Easte, a rare example of a Tudor manor house with restored Victorian interiors and William Morris wallpaper.
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