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Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

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Address: Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 2EB, England
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A quite magical place with a choice of either the beach or the woods to walk the dogs. Very friendly staff greet you on arrival and provide helpful advice about where is best to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Pete C
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quite magical place with a choice of either the beach or the woods to walk the dogs. Very friendly staff greet you on arrival and provide helpful advice about where is best to go on the day.

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Thank Pete C
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its £5 to park here and the area is lovely, unfortunately we didn't see many squirrels! Be weary though as some selfish people have not cleaned up after their dogs, vile!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not just a vital facility for the protection and advancement of our native Red Squirrel, but also a great place for a walk through various types of woodland and down to, and along the beach. Well signed once you are in there, but could with a few more leading to it. Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff, it's the kind of... More 

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Thank forgel
Liverpool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Pro's Great location well cared for by the National Trust Walks are varied and enjoyable, woodland trails to sand dunes and beaches Toilet block clean Dog walkers and nature lovers paradise Red squirrel sanctuary, the squirrels although sometimes difficult to find, are there Easy walk from Freshfields train station Con's No where to get a hot drink apart from the... More 

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Thank DamianLiverpool
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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746 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We paid the £5.70 fee to park in the official National Trust car park. We crossed over to walk through the squirrel area and spotted lots of squirrels straight away. Such a resurgence. Walk down on to the beach from here too. It's beautiful.

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Thank pollyoppy
Halifax, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Arrived early in the morning parking in the beach car park, the beach was fantastic just what was needed to clear the lungs after the festive break, will defiantly visit again in the summer. Our dog loved running on the beach and the woodland walks were all well marked.

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Thank Mark B
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A good place to stop off although you may well not see any red squirrels. Sometimes you will see plenty, but not always. It is still worth a visit to walk through the pine woods and over the dunes to the beach. A nice place.

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Thank Malpoet
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

A great place o visit regardless of the time of year, always lots to see and do for both adults and children alike. Hide and seek is a really popular game, the squirrels like to hide and the adults and children spend the day trying to find them.

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Thank mmm123385
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The squirrel reserve is not what it was , most of squirrels have died out and whilst you could easily count 20 on a visit in the 1980s today we saw none in nearly two hours . National Trust have destroyed much of the forrest by chopping down lots of established trees . Still a pretty location and popular but... More 

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Thank Alan W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A place to take the family, 2 legs and 4! A good leg stretch all year round. Suitable for picnics in the warmer months. Plenty of space for young ones to explore. Woodlands and beaches. Well marked routes to follow along the beach and through the forest. And plenty of red squirrel to be seen!

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