Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

Freshfield Squirrel Reserve, Formby: Hours, Address, Freshfield Squirrel Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

Freshfield Squirrel Reserve
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Dyifyjgddtid
Formby, UK5 contributions
Avoid when sunny.
May 2021 • Family
Avoid when sunny. Carpark full by 9.30. Have to park on local streets & walk ages. Traffic wardens everywhere giving tickets. No facilities. Gangs of kids.
Written 13 June 2021
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Colin_Sue
Windsor, UK55 contributions
Saw a squirrel!
May 2021
After a long walk we were determined to see a squirrel and our patience was rewarded with three sightings - but possibly all the same squirrel. So good to see they are still there and a beautiful place for a walk even if you don't see the squirrels. Lots of rabbits too.
Written 14 May 2021
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Jacqueline W
Chorley, UK4 contributions
Toilets closed
Nov 2020 • Family
Beautiful and peaceful woodlands with designated walks to follow. We only saw two squirrels though. Pushchair accessible. Disappointed that although charges applicable for carpark the toilets were closed. You're not informed of this when you arrive. The signs immediately boutside the toilets say that they are open but this wasn't the case. Fortunately I have a radar key and was able to access the disabled toilet. This would out me and family off returning. If an attendant can be employed to take car park money why cant this service extend to toilet opening?
Written 16 November 2020
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jakmak007
Bristol, UK10 contributions
Sunshine
Sep 2020 • Friends
Bit disappointed that there were no squirrels when I went as I was looking forward to Reliving my childhood memories. The poor squirrels always seem to be unwell. I had a lovely walk with my elderly Mum and we went to the beach as the weather was amazing, still enjoyed the day but parking is a tad pricey, so if you can I’d park in the surrounding areas and walk in. 😊
Written 20 September 2020
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NinaTom
Standish, UK1,155 contributions
Lovely Little Forest
Sep 2020 • Family
A lovely place to stroll around, keeping an eye out for our little friends. 3yo loved running around and enjoying the forest and dunes located nearby.
Written 7 September 2020
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Robert N
Manchester, UK76 contributions
Good, but could be much better
Jul 2020
We went here on a weekday morning. It was quite busy, but parked easily. By the afternoon, it was getting busier and parking might be a problem.

We didn't see any squirrels, but are not surprised. They dont like crowds and from previous posts it appears that the best time to see them is before 10am, when it is quiet. And a recent outbreak of pox has reduced their numbers.

Criticisms of the site are two fold. Firstly, their maps of the paths are two simplistic. They tend to show straight or smooth lines whereas on the ground this is not the case, as a result we got lost twice.

Secondly, once you are away from the entrance kiosk and main road, the directional signs sort of peter out. Another reason for us getting lost.

Both these are simple matters for the Trust to resolve.

If you are not a Trust member, you might find the £7.50 parking charge a bit steep. And the machines dont accept card payments, again something that is easy to rectify.
Written 29 July 2020
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billR922TI
4 contributions
Great walks, woods, dunes and beach
Jul 2020
Lots of great walks through woods, sand dunes and the beach. Best time to see squirrels in the squirral walk is about 9-10 am or at dusk. There are plenty around but not always easy to see.
You can walk through the woods for miles seeing very few people even on the busiest days.
Written 28 July 2020
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Ii9
United Kingdom1 contribution
More for dog walking
Jul 2020 • Family
Didn't see any squirrels, currently signs about lots of squirrels being found dead or sick. Spent most of the time lost walking in circles, not many signs telling you weres what. Ended up lost in the woods trying to get back to the carpark. Carpark was £7.50
Close to the beach. I think its best for walking the dog not really a family activity. Kids were expecting to see some squirrels.
Written 25 July 2020
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Maza393
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
Nice walk
Jul 2020 • Family
Nice walk, didn’t see any squirrels though. Free for NT members, which was good, as would have been very pricey for a car park!
Toilets were also shut, which was not good.
Written 22 July 2020
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charlotte B
Southampton, UK147 contributions
Great walks and place to see red squirrel
Feb 2020
Before you get to the beach the squirrel reserve is a great woodland area, which has got many footpaths for different walks. You can stick to the paths or go off path and wonder around. Over the last few months the squirrels have had squirrel pox so we didn't see any. However, I have been visiting the squirrel reserve every year since I was very young and 2 years ago, I saw the most I have ever seen. Some of them can be very friendly and you can buy nuts to feed them.
Dogs have to be kept on leads but there are plenty of other areas for dogs to be left off leads.
Written 7 April 2020
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