Formby Squirrel Asparagus Trail

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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Technical sheet
No. 5993610
A Formby walk posted on 06/03/21 by gfl57. Update : 16/04/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h30[?]
Distance Distance : 5.27mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 66ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 72ft
Highest point Highest point : 85ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Formby
Starting point Starting point : N 53.552775° / W 3.086951°
Download : -
Wickes Wood in dunes

Description

(D/A) Take the path north along the boundary of the reserve through pines.

(1) Exit gate and take track northwest (left). The path bears north, info board regarding asparagus production.
Continue North on well defined track through a pine wood. Good area for red squirrels.

(2) Cross the road and join Cornerstone Walk trail. Refreshment and toilets normally available here. Continue on path through trees keeping caravan park on the west (left) then out into dunes. Follow path north through dunes towards pine wood. before turning west (left) along a substantial path to the beach.

(3) Head south (left) along beach keeping close to dunes particularly if the tide is high.

(4) Leave beach east (left) into dunes.

(5) Just before clearing take path south (right). beside asparagus field. Another information board concerning asparagus production. Cross road and take track on West of hospice.

(6) Take path east (left) up the slope back to start.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 52ft - Start
1 : mi 0.51 - alt. 39ft - School
2 : mi 1.29 - alt. 79ft - Victoria Road
3 : mi 2.74 - alt. 13ft - Ainsdale Beach
4 : mi 3.93 - alt. 30ft - Nicotine Path
5 : mi 4.09 - alt. 36ft - Asparagus Trail
6 : mi 4.94 - alt. 36ft - Squirrel Trail
D/A : mi 5.27 - alt. 52ft - End

Useful Information

Parking at start L37 2YJ.
Bus F3 to start.
The train station at Formby.
Food, drink, toilets usually available at (3).

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

Red squirrels reserve in pine woods.
Information boards on route regarding history of asparagus production.
Formby beach with views to welsh hills.

Pictures, KML, GPX and OS details at :

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