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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Victoria Road, Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LJ

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 429 reviews429 reviews

Tel: +44 (0)1704 878591

Fax: +44 (0)1704 835378

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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car parking£5.70 per ticket
Coach Parking£50.00 per ticket
Mini bus parking£18.00 per ticket

All groups must book in advance
No coach bookings at weekends due to congestion
Free admission to members on production of a group membership card
Free parking to groups booking guided walks

Extras - Treat yourself to your very own fluffy squirrel: £3.00. Post your day to a friend far away. Postcards: 25p. Use our audioguide to dip into fascinating Formby: £1 hire charge. Be a high tech treasure hunter and try Geocaching for free!

About

Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods. This ever-changing sandy coastline set between the sea and Formby town offers miles of walks through the woods and dunes. Visitors may still catch a glimpse of the increasingly rare red squirrel in the pine woods. The shoreline and dunes are rich in wildlife, and prehistoric animal and human footprints can sometimes be found in the silt beds on the shoreline.

Facilities

Other

  • Car Parking
  • Car Parking Limit
  • Coach Parking
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Park Ranger
  • Picnic Facility
  • Schools Accepted
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    276
  • Very Good
    108
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • PureScouse
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beautiful and peaceful
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st November 2018
    Lovely place to go for a wander with plenty of wildlife to see, fresh air and the sea not far away. Recommend if nearby. Read full review
  • JanetC2029
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Peaceful
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th November 2018
    What a lovely place to walk and see the wildlife. Starting off along the beach and looping around through the reserve, and lucky enough to see the beautiful red squirrels Read full review
  • 626hertaf
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Time it right
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 4th December 2018
    After reading other reviews, the best time of day to visit the Pinewoods if you want to see the red squirrels is 10 am when the rangers feed them. We took a bag of monkey nuts with us which proved... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The reserve is 15miles north of Liverpool city centre, 2miles west of Formby, 2miles off A565 and 6miles south of Southport.

Public Transport Directions

Formby–BR Freshfield, to within half a mile.
Freshfield train station is only 1 mile from the reserve.

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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