The walk starts from Formby Village and follows an anticlockwise circular route via Formby Dunes, site of 'Lost Resort', Formby Beach, site of first Lifeboat station with a possible detour to 'Devils Hole'.
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Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) Take Hog Hill Lane southwest beside allotments. Carefully cross the rail track and continue beside the MOD range.
(1) Turn north (right) at the information board along the track beside the nature reserve.
(2) Turn southwest (left via gateway into nature reserve. Notice board here detailing history of dunes.
(3) Leave path northwest (right) and head through the dunes and pine trees.
(4) Take path briefly southwest (left). Exit road northwest (right) via 'Lost Resort' trail keeping West of caravan park.
(5) Cross Lifeboat Road and follow trail North to edge of car park. Make way along West side of car park via information board. Leave car park via path heading north towards wood.
(6) Take track west (left) initially through wood and then via dunes to beach.
(7) Turn south (left) along the beach keeping close to sand dunes particularly if tide is high. Possible detour into dunes to visit 'Devils Hole' after site of worlds first lifeboat station.
(8) Leave beach (left) taking Hoggs Hill Lane north east back to start.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 23ft - Formby Village
1 : mi 0.85 - alt. 20ft - Cabin Hill
2 : mi 1.17 - alt. 30ft - Dune Entrance
3 : mi 1.28 - alt. 26ft - Cross Dunes
4 : mi 1.63 - alt. 39ft - Albert RD
5 : mi 2.17 - alt. 43ft - Lifeboat Road
6 : mi 2.61 - alt. 46ft - Wickes Wood
7 : mi 2.79 - alt. 16ft - Formby Point
8 : mi 4.47 - alt. 13ft - Hoggs Hill Lane
D/A : mi 5.74 - alt. 23ft - Formby Village
Food and drink available in Formby.
Parking at start L37 6AH.
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Site of worlds first lifeboat station.
'Last Resort' , attempt to turn dunes into seaside town. Notice boards beside path explains this history.
Detour to 'Devils Hole', deep depression in dune system, possible
The walk starts in Formby Kirkdale Road and follows anti-clockwise route along Asparagus and Squirrel Trails together with dune and beach sections.
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Walk starting from Lunt Meadows Nature reserve and crosses the River Alt to disused Cheshire Lines rail track. After following the rail track the route crosses open farmland to a short road section leading back to the nature reserve. The final part of the walk makes its way via the nature reserve ponds to start.
Pictures, KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...
The walk starts from Lunt Village, Sefton and follows the anticlockwise circular route via River Alt, Cheshire Lines railtrack, River Alt and briefly Mersey Forest.
Pictures ,KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...
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More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lydia...
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More details : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/sefto...
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Pictures, KML at http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/maghu...
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