Lifeboat Road, Formby and the Devil's Hole (Corona Walk 16)

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The walk to the Devil's Hole was devised by Formby Civic Society and provided with waymarkers showing an arrow on green plus Natterjack toad. As the walk is in the form of a semicircle I used another of their waymarked routes to join the ends, my starting point the National Trust car park on Lifeboat Road. The walk is on the rear dunes using small paths but it also goes through some attractive pinewoods and could easily be combined in a day with another of my walks in this area. The Devil's Hole is a huge 'blow-out' in the dunes with a small pool at its deepest point, not an attraction in its own right but it is the subject of geological and botanical studies, such is its importance.

England - North England - Merseyside - Coast


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland
05/09/2022 - Francine Sagar

A lovely walk, and a good alternative when the tide is in, which can make walking on the beach a little tricky. The Devil's Hole is not to be missed. In winter the bottom forms ponds and in summer it is totally dry, but there's always something of interest nature-wise. Definitely dog-friendly (NO STILES), but I would tend to keep furry friends on leads to guard against mishaps with wildlife.

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