Formby

50th Anniversary Formby

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

Things to see and do at Formby

Upcoming events

Formby Beach Clean

Tue 25 Jul 2017
10:00-13:30
Sea Life Manchester are running Beach Cleans at National Trust Formby, to help to keep our beach beautiful.

Treasures and Castles

Mon 31 Jul 2017
10:00-12:00
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

Welly Walk

Thu 03 Aug 2017
10:00-11:30
Wiggle with the worms as we search the sea edge for jiggly jelly fish and their friends. Wellies or Jellies essential for full exploration! Ideal for 4 to 8 year olds.

Rock Free Rock Pooling

Wed 16 Aug 2017
11:00-13:00
Search for sea shore life in sheltered pools around the famous 'Footprints' silt beds on our beach.

Formby Footprints Walk

Wed 13 Sep 2017
13:00-16:00
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

Grazing Grasslands

Tue 19 Sep 2017
10:00-12:00
Would you like to meet our sheep? Join Rob the Ranger to stroll over to the sheep field.
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Wildlife

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.

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Our work

High tide at Formby washing a beach marker out and breaking down a fence

Shifting Shores at Formby 

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.

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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.

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Learning

Children studying the minibeasts they've collected in their bug pots

Education and group visits 

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.

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History

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.

Shipwreck, Formby coast

Shipwrecks walk at Formby Point 

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