Important notice -

We are no longer accepting Christmas trees for recycling at National Trust Formby. For more information please see the article below.

Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.


Things to see and do

Try one of our downloadable walks

Information for horse or dog owners

Upcoming events

Reading the Landscape

Tue 29 Jan 2019
Discover more about the history and nature at Ravenmeols, whilst learning to look at our landscape in a different way.

Beach Run

Sat 09 Feb 2019
Whether you need motivation to get started, want to push yourself or just explore, our #RunAndTalk event is a great way to reach your goals. Join us for a 5km run to stretch your body and relax your mind.

Formby : A Haven in the Blitz

Tue 12 Feb 2019
Following the May blitz of 1941 hundreds of families and children were evacuated from Liverpool and Bootle to Formby. Are you or your family evacuees who came to Formby during WWII? Please join us and share your stories over tea and a...

Make a bird box

Wed 20 Feb 2019
Come and make a bird box with our rangers to take home with you. We will only have 5 of you at a time as you will be using hammers and nails, so you need to book.

Squirrel Fun

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Pick and Mix

Mon 18 Mar 2019
Choose your subject, follow your interests. It’s a different walk every time to enjoy. The walk will last up to 2 hours depending on your questions and interests.

Our work

White Solstice

White Solstice 

In 2017 we celebrated the longest day of the year and more, White Solstice was the beginning for an amazing and emotional archive of personal stories. These were gathered across our community and now all of those stories have been collated for everyone to enjoy and we would love you to contribute more.

Formby's Dynamic Coastline


Get involved

Clearing litter off Formby beach

Play your part in a litter-free Formby 

Litter is a growing problem here at Formby, we see all sorts of items left on our site from barbecues to gazebos - keeping the coastline clean is a constant battle. Take a look at how you can get involved to help us keep Formby litter free.

Future Formby

Get Involved - the Future of Formby Point 

Welcome to these pages, which aim to keep you updated with what’s happening about the future of Formby Point and how you can get involved.

Rangers in the woodland at Formby

Join the team 

Take a look at current opportunities, the benefits of getting involved and how to become a volunteer.




Access For Groups 

Interested in bringing your school or group to Formby? Follow this link to find out all the information you will need to plan and book a visit.



Children studying the minibeasts they've collected in bug pots

Activity Kits 

Are you interested in learning at Formby and the Activities we have available? Follow this link to find out more about Education activities at Formby.



Peacock butterfly

Moths and butterflies at Formby 

As the temperatures warm up have a look for some of the moths and butterflies that can be found at Formby.

Sand Lizard basking on bare sand

Sand dune wildlife of Formby 

The sand dunes of Formby are home to animals even more rare than our Red Squirrels.

Red Squirrel sitting upright eating a nut on the woodland floor at Formby

Red Squirrels at Formby 

Can you spot one of our Red Squirrels on your visit to Formby?



Formby asparagus spears

The history of asparagus at Formby 

Asparagus: the taste of Spring and Summer. Formby has a long history of producing this British food delicacy.

Prehistoric human footprint Formby

Search for prehistoric footprints 

Out in the mud and sand on Formby beach are the footprints of people and animals who lived here thousands of years ago. Search for them and connect with Formby's prehistoric past.

Shipwreck, Formby coast

Shipwrecks walk at Formby Point 

Guided walks help people find out more about the shipwrecks at Formby Point.