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FORMBY POINT - 21/08/04

Photos on this page are from our visit to Formby Point Nature Reserve, Merseyside on Saturday 21st August 2004. Formby is located about halfway between Liverpool and Southport on the Sefton Coast. For a map of the area click here.

Formby Point was our second National Trust property visit of the day, after Speke Hall. Formby is noted for it's unspoilt coastline, sand dunes, woods and the wildlife that thrives here.
     
The walk to the dunes is along Lifeboat Road, so called because Formby was the place of Britain's first Lifeboat Station, built in 1776. There are views from the beaches towards Liverpool in the south and Blackpool to the north.
     
This is one of the last places in England where you can see the rare Red Squirrel. The Red Squirrel is Britain's only native Squirrel but numbers have been dramatically hit by the spread of the Grey Squirrel.
 

  

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