Favorite thing: There are boardwalks to the dunes at the end of Victoria Road South, Formby. The beach can be accessed and there is also a viewing platform. The boardwalk is soon covered by sand though - makes for heavy going walking up the dunes!
Formby is now one of the best places in Britain to see the increasingly rare red squirel. The National trust has a nature reserve at Victoria Road, Formby to protect this endangered species.
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Fondest memory: Well we did manage to see some red squirrels here!
Favorite thing: At Formby Point is the largest stretch of undeveloped sand dune system in England which is home to all sorts of animals and plants including Natterjack Toads, Sand lizards and the Dune Hellebore. The beach here is vast - the tide is recedes a very long way in these parts -and the dunes provide warm sand hollows.
Favorite thing: Both of the beach access points of Victoria Road and Lifeboat Road have Ranger and National Trust information points where you can get free leaflets on the walking and horse trails in the area. Details of the high tides are also posted.
The sand dunes at Formby are constantly changing - they can move dramatically in stormy weather! Presently the frontal dunes are being worn away by the sea. Approx 4 metres of dunes are lost every year. In 1990 over 15 metres were lost in a single storm!.
Fondest memory: These are the sand dunes at the end of the Victoria Road section.
Fondest memory: Just opposite St Luke's chuch is a newish housing complex done in an old village style - thatched roofs to the houses which surrounded a small village green and pond. It looked really quaint.
Fondest memory: On the way back from Lifeboat Road to the train station at Formby we passed the rural parish chuch of St Lukes - a lovely setting for a wedding on a sunny Saturday afternoon in August.