Formby Dunes

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'.

Pictures, KML, GPX and OS details at
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/formb...

Technical sheet
No. 5700070
A Formby walk posted on 28/02/21 by gfl57. Update : 16/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h40[?]
Distance Distance : 5.74mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 23ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 23ft
Highest point Highest point : 46ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Formby
Starting point Starting point : N 53.547298° / W 3.063416°
Download : -
From dunes to beach

Description

(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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

Food and drink available in Formby.
Parking at start L37 6AH.
Pictures, KML, GPX and OS details at
http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/formb...

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Site of worlds first lifeboat station.

Formby Dunes.
Formby Beach.
'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

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