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South from Southport: Searching For Red Squirrels

Hosted by the Consul of the Liverpool Outdoors & Nature Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 16 Sep 11:00 - 16:00

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We start in Southport. Protected content

The Sefton Coastal Footpath runs south of the Esplanade Car Park, around Victoria Park, before re-joining the coast proper and allowing us to head past Birkdale and Ainsdale.

The Sefton Coastal Footpath then heads towards Formby, passing nature reserves with a good view of the sea and the possibility of seeing a (rare) red squirrel. (More common: walkers, cyclists, golfers :) ).

From Formby it is easy to catch a Merseyrail train back into Liverpool, or back to Southport to pick up a car. People who have the motivation and time can walk to a station further on.

Distance: about 10.5 miles

Effort: easy - level Protected content , total ascent 71 m. Terrain is part tarred or concrete, but also sandy, grass, soil or gravel.