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Take a stroll through Formby Pine Woods in #ETW2018

West of Victoria Road lies a not-so-hidden gem in Formby’s historic and beautiful National Trust pine woods and beaches.

The glorious sandy beaches of Formby are perfect for family picnics, coastal walks, dog walking, wave jumping, kite flying or just lazy days at the beach. Prehistoric footprints have been uncovered in silt beds exposed by the moving sand.

The woodlands at Formby are home to a population of red squirrels, making it one of the few places in the UK where you can catch a glimpse of these shy creatures. 

Covered with marram grass and home to a number of rare and protected species, the ever-shifting sand dunes are also one of Formby’s fantastic features and are a popular tourist trap during the hotter Summer weather.

2018 marks 51 years since the National Trust first set up in Formby.

While celebrating half a century in the borough, superb partnership working has also enabled Sefton to successfully transfer further land at Formby Point to the National Trust.

Watch this space as National Trust look to develop this site even further for the benefit of us all.