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Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 424 reviews424 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
    271
  • Very Good
    108
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Heather M
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic day in a beautiful environment
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th October 2018
    Easy to find nature reserve (leave the train at Freshfield station and walk down Victoria Road to the entry point) Lovely and very helpful staff to answer questions and show you the best places to... Read full review
  • Stephen L
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Cracking place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th October 2018
    Seen this quite a few times and decided to see what it was like. Wow wish I did not leave it so long. Plenty of parking, nice and friendly staff on the gate layed out well, great walk about the... Read full review
  • Sally W
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Nice reserve if hard to find
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    When you find it, this is a well run reserve and the squirrel walk is easy with plenty of benches to sit and observe. You may be disappointed, however, as although they say there are 300 squirrels... 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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