is one of the last refuges of a beautiful animal that's all but disappeared from
the rest of England - the Red Squirrel.
The pine woods are home to one
of only 12 squirrel refuges in Britain.
The National Trust work day and
night to protect the 200 Red Squirrels that live in the area.
Check out wildlife on sea and land along the UK's
sandy beaches. Watch sensational Dolphins and get up close to Red Squirrels and
- We're in for a treat at the coast as we explore
brilliant springtime wildlife watching experiences.
- Visitor Guide
Pinewoods and Red Squirrel Reserve, Victoria Road, Freshfield, Formby.
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Children's quiz trail.
squirrel walk. Note - dogs must be kept on leads around the squirrel walk.
Camera (great close-up photo
opportunities), comfortable shoes and windproof jacket.
walks. Bird watching.
parking facilities and access to the squirrel viewing areas for prams and wheelchairs.
Braille guide. Baby changing facilities. |
road: From Liverpool, follow signs to Southport until you join the A565. Follow
the brown signs from the roundabout at the North end of Formby by-pass.
train: From Liverpool, take the Merseyrail Northern Line to Freshfield. The red
squirrel reserve is one mile down Victoria Road which is adjacent to the station.
Located between Ainsdale and Freshfield (near Formby).
nearest train stations are Ainsdale, Freshfield, Southport (5 km to the north)
daily during daylight hours. Closed 25th December.
Part of the beach
car park (£2.70 per car) is closed at 5.30pm (Mar-Oct) and 4.00pm (Nov-Dec).
Coaches £15.00 all year (must be pre-booked).
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