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    Lifeboat Road

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003
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    Lifeboat Road is a 150 acre nature site in the Formby, situated between Ravenmeols Local nature Rreserve and the National Trust's Formby Point. It has a wide sandy beach and high dunes, furrowed grasslands that were once asparagus fields and a wooded area.
    Its an ideal place for nature walks and lazing on the beach.

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    Walk to the Beach

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003
    following the path to the dunes

    From the entrance of the reserve at Lifeboat Road its only a 1.2km walk to the beach. The walk through the woods does not take long and you soon come to the sandy paths leading up to the dunes and down to the beach at Formby Point.

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    Over the Dunes

    by sandysmith Written Aug 3, 2003
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    The path to the dunes is marked by white topped posts - just as on the coastal path from Crosby. Its a bit of a slog up the dunes with your feet slippiing down in the soft sand but you'll soon be on the beach

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    Beach View

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003
    Beach at Formby Point

    The beach is a great expanse - perfect for sunbathing and sand castle building...but there are mud gullies and strong currents so I would not reccommend swimming here.
    We just enjoyed walking along the relatively quiet beach and then heading to one of the many trails over the dunes.

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    Britain's First Lifeboat Station

    by sandysmith Written Aug 3, 2003
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    The road to the dunes is called Lifeboat Road due to its association with Britain's first lifeboat station - built at Formby in 1776.
    The ruins of a later station built in 1809 are still evident on the beach. After more than a 100 years service it was closed in 1918, converted into a tea-room, but demolished in 1965 and burried by the sands.

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    Sand Dunes

    by sandysmith Updated Oct 27, 2003
    sand dunes Formby Point

    The dune system here is the fourth largest in Britain and an important site for wildlife. The sand dunes are constantly changing though due to erosion and storms - so make the most of them while you can.

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    Gateway to the Forest

    by sandysmith Written Aug 3, 2003
    Mersey Forest gateway

    The Lifeboat Road area is coined the "Gateway to the Mersey Forest". Bit of an exaggeration as the forest is not that huge!

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    Walk in the Woods

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003
    in the woods

    Nevertheless the walk through the woods at Lifeboat road is pleasant - aromatic Balsam Poplars and Pinewoods are the dominant trees here.

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    Horses Enjoy This Place Too

    by Cockleshell Written Oct 23, 2013
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    Yes, they train race horses on this beach too. It's good to watch them galloping along the vast expanse of sand.

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