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Freshfield Squirrel Reserve

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Address: Lifeboat Road, Formby L37 2EB, England
Phone Number: +44 1704 878591
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Decided to visit on a cold but sunny day in November while on holiday nearby. It's National Trust & the parking is a bit steep, however there are toilets & a well maintained set... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to visit on a cold but sunny day in November while on holiday nearby. It's National Trust & the parking is a bit steep, however there are toilets & a well maintained set of paths to explore. I have mobility problems, I walk with a stick, but found the paths were generally flat & accessible. Many were metalled which... More 

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1 Thank 700lizh
Burscough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk the dogs Plenty of sights to see and appears to be an abundance of red squirrels now Free parking if you are NT member

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful walk in the reserve and were lucky enough to see a number of red squirrels. We arrived at 10:30am which was just after the feeders had been replenished. We saw squirrels of different colours from chestnut to nearly black.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an autumn day walk for photographing the red squirrels. Earlier the better when arriving. Although the light is tough to photograph them well at any time. I did have a cloudy day but with a little patience they are soon running around you and darting up and down the trees. A great walk to the beach past the asparagus... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely bright walk through the trees this morning to see the red squirrels followed by a bracing walk on the shore line - fantastic 😊

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1 Thank Klement343
Derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we visit the reserve frequently as we live nearby and are NT members but would do so even from a distance as it's so delightful.The red squirrels are captivating and it's so quiet and peaceful...a real escape.

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Helsby, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Best to get to the park between 9am and 11am to get the most out of the park. Be prepared to be quiet and wait, we saw 15+ but had to be patient.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Yes, since the squirrels were killed off some years ago by Squirrelpox there are fewer of them but they are growing in numbers again, however they don't like noise! So if you have children or dogs with you, you are less likely to see them. However sit quietly and watch and they will come. The area known as the squirrel... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went on a damp Autumn morning... a bit of a walk from Freshfield train station but not too bad. It was feeding time an we had great views. Lots of common wild birds too especially around the fringes. The squirrel walk is a little hilly and the surface is a mix of pinestraw and sand but easy enough if... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

saw my first uk red squirrel here. well actually saw three. Pleasant walk down shady trail. lovely afternoon spent here

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