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Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

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Nice reserve if hard to find

When you find it, this is a well run reserve and the squirrel walk is easy with plenty of benches... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sally W
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Wonderful day out.

We live only a short car journey away and are members of The National Trust, so this is an ideal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 1LJ, England
+44 1704 878591
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank 738sazm
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank TontegStu
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gurisa2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 .

Thank Linhay63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank judgese
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank goldsb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank raucousangel
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Debbie B
8 July 2018|
Response from David M | 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!
4 July 2018|
Response from topdealz |
thank you