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Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

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After reading other reviews, the best time of day to visit the Pinewoods if you want to see the red... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
626hertaf
via mobile
Peaceful

What a lovely place to walk and see the wildlife. Starting off along the beach and looping around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JanetC2029
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After reading other reviews, the best time of day to visit the Pinewoods if you want to see the red squirrels is 10 am when the rangers feed them. We took a bag of monkey nuts with us which proved popular. Parking at the Victoria...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 626hertaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to walk and see the wildlife. Starting off along the beach and looping around through the reserve, and lucky enough to see the beautiful red squirrels

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to go for a wander with plenty of wildlife to see, fresh air and the sea not far away. Recommend if nearby.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PureScouse
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Easy access. very dog and children friendly. helpful staff. beautiful beach and dunes. but squirrels can be elusive, so leave enough time and be patient.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous day out looking for the squirrels. Such a relaxing place full of families, couples and friends. A lovely place to go anytime of year but especially wonderful in Autumn. The squirrels were shy but we got to see one in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BigMick1983
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Easy to find nature reserve (leave the train at Freshfield station and walk down Victoria Road to the entry point) Lovely and very helpful staff to answer questions and show you the best places to spot the gorgeous red squirrels - we saw half a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Seen this quite a few times and decided to see what it was like. Wow wish I did not leave it so long. Plenty of parking, nice and friendly staff on the gate layed out well, great walk about the woods seen about 10 in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sally W
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 738sazm
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Debbie B
7 July 2018|
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Response from davidmS8809AW | 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!
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topdealz
3 July 2018|
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thank you
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