Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Victoria Road
Freshfield
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44 (0)1704 878591

Fax: +44 (0)1704 835378

Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

Guide 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!

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About

The everchanging landscape of Formby makes for some beautiful scenery on a day out at the Formby Red Squirrel Reserve. Red squirrels, natterjacks and miles of coastal walks,runs or bike rides are waiting to be discovered!

Here is where you'll see pretty breathtaking sea views. The changing tides and current erosion of the coastline means that often prehistoric mud layers are revealed. Look closely for prehistoric human and animal footprints!

There's also a history lesson to be learned, explore the fascinating coastal history of Formby and the links with asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.

 

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

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.

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    292
  • Very Good
    112
  • Average
    26
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • shanephoto13
    Trip type:
    Family
    Red Squirrels everywhere, Gigantic sand dunes and lovely clean beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th June 2019
    Red Squirrels everywhere, Gigantic sand dunes and lovely clean beach. The red squirrels are a joy to watch and photograph (even in the rain there out and about). The walks are great, really great... Read full review
  • Mag666000
    Ormskirk, United Kingdom
    Sadly too crowded
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st July 2019
    The numbers here visiting the beach (and littering etc.) are too high now and something should be done. They mean the chances of seeing a red squirrel is now extremely low, and contributing to... Read full review
  • Weemacscot
    Glasgow
    Cracking day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
    We went on a rainy day and was very quiet so was perfect for seeing some red squirrels without being disturbed. We took along some nuts and couple of them were eating from our hands and played round... Read full review

Opening Times

2019 (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

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