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The official transfer to National Trust of 204 hectares of land from Sefton Council is now complete

We are delighted that the official transfer of 204 hectares of land from Sefton Council to the National Trust at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols will take place today, Friday 15th September.

This land is the perfect key to us unlocking our ambition to improve the conservation of the coast, dunes, habitats and woodland across a much larger area at Formby, as well as securing access for future generations with an improved visitor experience offer for everyone to enjoy.

It is particularly fitting that it happened during our 50th anniversary year caring for the coast at Formby and means we have now safeguarded a total of 414 hectares of this special coastline.

The wider area will now be cared for and managed by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

This means that a total of 414 hectares are now safeguarded for the benefit of future generations and the wildlife that thrives here. The dunes are home to sand lizards, Northern Dune Tiger Beetles and rare Natterjack toads and the woodlands that fringe the coast are also home to rare red squirrels.

The National Trust officially took over custodianship on 15 September 2017.

The Trust is now starting to look ahead to the next 50 years at Formby and what the future looks like for this beautiful and dynamic landscape. In response to feedback, we are keen to plan conservation work to help the wildlife here to thrive and to improve facilities and access for the many people who enjoy coming to this part of the Formby coast.

You can get involved with shaping what this future looks like and can find out more here

If you have any questions about our care of the land at Formby Point please email

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