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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

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    253
  • Very Good
    100
  • Average
    25
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • Nici D
    Trip type:
    Family
    Lovely place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th June 2018
    Take your kids and see they lovely nature reserve in Formby. It's clean and place keep it this way. Friendly rangers will help you if you need advice. Read full review
  • David M
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    soggy stroll
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd June 2018
    had a nice stroll around the reserve yesterday in the hope of getting a glance of a red squirrel but it wasn't to be as it was damp and wet however it didn't dampen my enthusiasm to explore the paths... Read full review
  • karenbell60
    Preston, United Kingdom
    lovely beach and walks
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 28th May 2018
    didn't see any squirrels but had a fab walk along the beach and walked through the woodlands good day out you only pay to park £6.00 Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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