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Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

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Always a beautiful day out

Formby is just stunning, when you are walking through those pine forests you could be anywhere in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ListenToMeImRight
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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freshfield squirrel's

lovely spot to visit ,only managed to see one squirrell but only passing through ,so if we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SteveL3241
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Formby is just stunning, when you are walking through those pine forests you could be anywhere in the world. We got to see lots of squirrels and the beach is fabulous too! On prime days it gets exceptionally busy in the car park and we’ve...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely spot to visit ,only managed to see one squirrell but only passing through ,so if we had spent longer there we would have seen more .

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SteveL3241
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were lots of them...and kids... Beware...kids throw sand @ you. Squirrels were lovely...kids not so lovely...some were nice

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank QueenC00
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited taking the grandson for a day out in the fresh air with his camera many pictures taken all the paths are accessible to disabled whether on scooters (electric) or assisted walking

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A3126DLrobertj
Reviewed 18 February 2019

Wonderful to see the endangered red squirrel in a natural habitat. You need to be quiet and a bit patient, but there are plenty to see - also Jays and Buzzards!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Autolycus123
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

Visited on a crisp winters day, bit of a queue to get in the car park, mostly because people paying. Car park is rather small, made worse by people parking very far apart meaning 2 cars taking space of 3/4 cars spaces. Facilities include bathrooms,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hcallen
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

I always wanted to see red squirrels and i waant disapointed. Shame some people cant keep their dogs quiet . Apart from that i enjoyed my day walking round the wood then on to the dunes . It was a summers day in february which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank heather1372
Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

One of the most peaceful settings in Merseyside. Easy to get to, by car, train, bus, foot or bicycle. Great for young and old alike. Come to write, draw, paint or read. See local wildlife and the beach. There is even a caravan park here....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 February 2019

The National Trust work hard to provide good accessible paths around the reserve and maintain the coastal dune habitat. The recent expansion of the reserve provides a wonderful experience including a spectacular beach, extensive dunes and pinewoods with red squirrels. The Trust also provide a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

What a lovely place, great walks and places to play, lots of dens that people have made. parking is expensive so park on road nearby for free.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Debbie B
7 July 2018|
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Response from davidmS8809AW | Reviewed this property |
there is a cat park but I'm not sure if it could accommodate a motor home best check the website for feeding times it varies on the weather i think hope this is of use to you!
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topdealz
3 July 2018|
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thank you
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