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Formby, Merseyside, Photo 2: Neil Chadwick
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- 1st Sep 13, 6:10pm

Still found nowhere I like better than Formby

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- 9th Aug 09, 9:27pm

Visited Formby Point again today, still one of our favourite dog walks. Few if any dog restrictions and great mix of sea, clean sand, dunes and pine forest. Even red squirrels if you are lucky enough. National Trust car park is £4.00, gets busy at weekends in good weather. Once you are on the car park facilities are toilets and ice cream so stock up at the shops near the railway crossing before you go to the car park. No alcohol or barbecues allowed on the site. Co-ords for satnav/GPS: 53.5655, -3.0873

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- 27th May 09, 2:13pm

A fantastic beach for man and beast alike, the mixture of beach and woodland make this walk interesting for dogs with plenty to see and do. Only thing to watch is it can get busy during hot weather and bank holidays and not everyone is dog friendly! Also worth mentioning is that horses are allowed so just worth watching out for these galloping along the beach.

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Formby, Merseyside


Plenty of running space for dogs here, with just a few restrictions in the summer at the National trust end of the beach.

Thanks to Barbara Moore for sending in this beach.

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Beautiful rural sandy beach.


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Formby is on the A565, south of Southport.


With nearly 200 walks from the Driving with Dogs website, this handy little book is an ideal guide to the best dog-friendly pubs and dog walks within 5 miles of UK motorway exits.

Like the website walks, you'll also find information about campervan access, disabled facilities, kids' activities, safe parking places, sat-nav codes and written route directions too.

Walking the Dog: Motorway Walks for dogs and drivers is available from the RAC shop (link URL http://www.racshop.co.uk/rac-books.html) and all the usual online bookstores such as amazon.

If your local bookstore doesn't have a copy in stock, you can order by quoting the ISBN number: 978-1-845841-02-7

Amazon link: Walking the Dog - Motorway walks for drivers and dogs

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