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Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

#3 of 9 things to do in Formby Features Animals
Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 2EB, England
+44 1704 878591
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Nice walk

Nice walk around woodlands and on the beach. Seeing squirrels can be hit and miss. Parking is a tad... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
United kingdom
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Beach and Squirrels

Family trip to the squirrel reserve, must have only been about 200m in to our walk when we spotted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 2EB, England
+44 1704 878591
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice walk around woodlands and on the beach. Seeing squirrels can be hit and miss. Parking is a tad expensive and gets very busy and some people park without consideration for other car users. In our opinion Sunday is not a good day to visit...More

Thank sammy007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family trip to the squirrel reserve, must have only been about 200m in to our walk when we spotted our first squirrel. The little man was made up. Handy bathroom just as you go in/out of the reserve.

Thank Andrewlikestoeat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The work being done here is admirable in itself but simply as a walk it is worthwhile, while offering the chance for unique views of local wildlife at specific feeding spots to help.

Thank Simple_Food2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hot sunny day welcome shade beneath the beautiful trees. A very tranquil place beautiful. Walked through the trees to the beach amazing contrasts green and gold. Today the weather was hot even the sea temperature was warm not many benches take a picnic rug.

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon at this unique National Trust location. Visitors can walk through the pine forest and almost always see red squirrels busy investigating the feeding cafes for goodies. There are places to picnic and you can get ice creams and other snacks and...More

Thank TheArchers15
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

What used to be a wonderful place to walk,relax & see loads of red squirrels,which were really tame,has become too commercialised,traffic queues for hours to reach the car park which was full to the brim & it was a system of when one car left...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday- major roadworks made it impossible to find the way to the car park. We parked at the railway station and walked. The queue of cars to get into the official car park was horrendous and £6 charge! Absolutely heaving with people...More

1  Thank hilarymccavish
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Great place to go with little ones, so much to do 😄 we went to the beach first and then went on a squirrel hunt and all outdoors, the sun was shining and we saw 2 squirrels, the rest were asleep in the sun. so...More

Thank Waterlooers
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Lovely location with lots of beautiful red squirrels going about their business. Took some great photos of them who come up really close. Try and go at feeding time and you can ask questions. Just a short walk to the beach from here with a...More

Thank 4ndyJ
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

A reserve managed by the National Trust. Car park charges apply. A great place to visit to get up close to red squirrels​. Covers an extensive area with varied flora and habitat.

Thank Gaijin-tanuki
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Lorraine M
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Mark O | Reviewed this property |
We have a dog and found the Freshfield pub a great place to eat and if you was visiting with just children I'm sure you would enjoy the pub
James h
January 2, 2017|
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Response from CathyGilman | Reviewed this property |
Autumn when they are busy collecting and burying food for the Winter and from 8.30 in the morning as well as when the volunteers feed them at about 9.30am.
August 11, 2016|
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Response from tinman48 | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair are fine, but keep to the squirrel enclosures.