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When you find it, this is a well run reserve and the squirrel walk is easy with plenty of benches to sit and observe. You may be disappointed, however, as although they say there are 300 squirrels, we managed to see three and other visitors...More
We live only a short car journey away and are members of The National Trust, so this is an ideal day out. Easy to find and lots of parking. The reserve has a pathway that if you follow straight on leads directly to the beach,...More
Spend a few hours here spotting these little creatures going about their everyday routines. Easy walk around routes through the reserve. Easy to reach by Mersey Rail, otherwise car parking by NT at £6.50 per day. Take in the Wild Dune Sefton coast line with...More
We last visited 28 years ago together as my wife lived in Formby. The National Trust have done so much here - its fantastic - the only shame was watching 4 cyclists go through the middle of the reserve - but all in all a...More
The red squirrel reserve is in a wood which is magical in itself and we were enjoying it having given up on seeing any red squirrels when, to our great delight, we saw two! Quite lovely - the first I had ever seen in real...More
Our visit was yesterday, Fri 7 Sept 2018. Our first walk through the squirrel area was pretty uneventful - spent about one hour, saw one red (though I think more black than red!). So, went for a walk among the sand dunes down at the...More
What an amazing place, we arrived at 10:30 am , within 30 seconds spotted our first red squirrel , then another and another. Lovely walk through the reserve down to the dunes and beach, great place for nature lovers young and old .
Countryside and seaside meet here. Lots of different length routes to walk. Red squirrels are magical. Car park is currently £6.50 but there is no other charges. You can leave the site and return using the same ticket. A really enjoyable day out. Odds are...More
This is a National Trust site. If you come by car you are charged for car parking ( I think it is about £6). You can walk the ¾ mile from Freshfield Station - entry on foot is free.
The on site toilets are clean,...More
Parked in the bottom car park near the beach and did a big loop walk, along the beach then up past the asparagus fields, past the lake and back through the woods.
Spent about an hour sitting in the woods (5-6pm) and saw LOADS of...More