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National Trust Undiscovered Formby Walk

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On this National Trust walk along glorious Formby beach in Merseyside you can also explore vast sand dunes and sweeping coastal pinewoods.

Nestled between Formby Point and the Ainsdale Sands Nature Reserve, the National Trust Undiscovered Formby walk is a perfect mix of beach walking and back to nature surroundings.

It’s a great family day out, encompassing woodland and sand dunes full of wildlife. And once on the beach you can see for miles and totally forget how close you are to a major city.

There are red squirrels in the dense pinewoods, if you walk quietly you might be lucky. Then it’s across the amazing sand dunes that protect the land from the sea before you reach the wide open expanse of Formby’s amazing beach.

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Constantly on the move, the miles of shifting sands create a dynamic and revealing landscape – prehistoric footprints have been uncovered on the foreshore here.

There are a variety of car parks for this walk, the main one has toilet facilities and is a short walk from the beach.

Carpark: Victoria Road,
Formby L37 1LJ

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Formby, Liverpool

Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".