Scouting still thrives in Formby today, recently celebrating Scouting's centenary with a march to the beach and an outdoor ceremony. Scouts can be seen marching through the village every year on St George's Day.
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The everchanging landscape of Formby makes for some beautiful scenery on a day out at the Formby Red Squirrel Reserve. Red squirrels, natterjacks and miles of coastal walks,runs or bike rides are waiting to be discovered!
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The town has several supermarkets including a Tesco, Marks & Spencer, SimplyFood and Waitrose. Formby has no major industries; however there is a small industrial estate on the outskirts of the town, which among other businesses, houses the headquarters of online retailer Victorian Plumbing. Recent studies into the town show that between 10 to 30% of its residents commute to Liverpool.
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There's also a history lesson to be learned, explore the fascinating coastal history of Formby and the links with asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.
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Bus services in the town are provided by Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseytravel. These include services to Southport, Ince Blundell, Liverpool, Southport and Formby District Hospital and Merseytravel's Formby circular routes.
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The Lifeboat Road site is about 1½ miles from the town centre; there are three linked unpaved car parks with several routes cascading out into the sand dunes and woods. The car parks are about 900 yards from the beach.
Until 1974, Formby was an urban district (Formby Urban District) within the administrative county of Lancashire. Since 1 April 1974, it has formed part of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in Merseyside.
The town is rurally landlocked; the land between Formby and the areas of Southport, Ormskirk and Liverpool is green belt land and is used for arable agricultural purposes. The areas around the urban fringe are drained by irrigation ditches and open areas get boggy in the winter months. Earth in urban areas is well drained, very loose and sandy.
Formby is in a temperate climate zone, with mild winters and warm summers. Formby's coastline faces an ongoing threat from water based erosion, with high tides washing away meters of sand dunes. In an attempt to stem this, each year discarded Christmas trees are collected and planted by rangers to help slow this effect.
Enjoy breathtaking sea views or a picnic; head out on a bracing coastal walk or find out about Formby's fascinating coastal history with links to asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.
Formby is one of the fastest changing coastlines that National Trust care for. Discover how natural processes shape this landscape and how we work with coastal change through our Shifting Shores work.
Make the most of your visit with one of these picturesque walks around this wonderful area of coastline.
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Freshfield train station is only 1 mile from the reserve.
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To the west of the town lie pinewoods and sand dunes. The whole of the coastline here is managed as a Special Area of Conservation(SAC) for its important wildlife reserves by Sefton Coast Partnership. The pine woods at Victoria Road have been established as a National Trust reserve for the red squirrel, listed on the endangered species list. Formby is one of several sites in Britain where the red squirrel can still be found although it is now being threatened by the grey squirrel.
Can you spot one of our Red Squirrels on your visit to Formby?
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The impressive clubhouse at Formby Golf Club provides visitors and members with superb dining, a choice of bars, a snooker room and Dormy accommodation. The ground floor golfer's bar, which provides catering throughout the day, is easily accessible from the 18th green, welcoming golfers straight from the course.
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There are very high tides at 12.12pm on Saturday 17th Sept, 12.53pm on Sunday 18th, 1.35pm on Monday 19th and 2.18pm on Tuesday 20th. Please be aware that there will be little or no beach available for approximately 2 hours either side of these time