Formby Pine Woods

Discover rare red squirrels in the sweeping pinewoods of Formby’s nature haven

Red Squirrels were once a common sight across the UK but, since the introduction of the North American Grey Squirrel in the 19th Century, their numbers have significantly declined. Formby is one of only a few refuges left for red squirrels in the UK.

Enjoy a scenic walk through the calming pine woodlands and see if you can spot an iconic red squirrel, as they run through the trees and dart across the woodland floor.

Formby is also a popular destination due to its coastal location. Here you’ll discover some of Europe’s best sand dune habitats, where many rare species thrive, including natterjack toads and sand lizards. Find out more about Formby Beach here.

Lots of useful information and top tips for planning your visit to Formby’s nature haven can be found on The National Trust Formby website here.

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Nearest station: Freshfield

Freshfield station is a short walk away from Formby Pine Woods

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