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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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 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)
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
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.
Red squirrels reserve in pine woods.
Information boards on route regarding history of asparagus production.
Formby beach with views to welsh hills.
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Pictures, KML at : http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/lunt_...
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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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Pictures, KML at http://www.graemelinford.com/walks/maghu...
The City of Liverpool offers the walker many sights to explore. This walk takes in the key attractions and provides the basis for a half day introduction to the City.
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