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

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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!

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.

 

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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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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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      303
    • Very Good
      120
    • Average
      29
    • Poor
      19
    • Terrible
      6

    Recent Reviews:

    • jakmak007
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Sunshine
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th September 2020
      Bit disappointed that there were no squirrels when I went as I was looking forward to Reliving my childhood memories. The poor squirrels always seem to be unwell. I had a lovely walk with my elderly... Read full review
    • JLWoods1
      Chorley, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Toilets closed
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th November 2020
      Beautiful and peaceful woodlands with designated walks to follow. We only saw two squirrels though. Pushchair accessible. Disappointed that although charges applicable for carpark the toilets were... Read full review
    • Colin_Sue
      Windsor, United Kingdom
      Saw a squirrel!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th May 2021
      After a long walk we were determined to see a squirrel and our patience was rewarded with three sightings - but possibly all the same squirrel. So good to see they are still there and a beautiful... Read full review

    Opening Times

    2021 (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

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