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.

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Recent Reviews:

  • 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
  • Alison690
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Sanctuary of peace
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th December 2018
    This is the first time I have visited in a very long time. Was very impressed. Such a peaceful place. Great for a Sunday walk. Saw more red squirrels that I expected. The man who works at the car... Read full review

Opening Times

2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

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