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National Trust Formby car parks are already full, queues a mile long

The National Trust car parks in Formby are full. The full signs are up. The best way to visit our beautiful Formby beach is to travel by train. However,please note that there are NO TRAINS to Freshfield Station today due to engineering works. Trains stop at Formby and you have to get on a bus to Southport. If you get a train, get off at Formby station and walk down to Lifeboat Road, It is FREE to get in if you walk in.

On the Bank Holiday Monday, the traffic queue was over a mile long which caused chaos on the roads surrounding National Trust. Please have respect for people's driveways and do not block them. Also traffic wardens are out booking any cars that are parked on yellow lines and on pavements.

A spokesperson for National Trust Formby said: "We are now operating a one car out, one car in system and it is taking 40-50 mins to find a parking space. If you can possibly get here on the train, then you would be well advised to do that but please think carefully about setting off now by car, the situation won't improve till much later on on the day."

"There are very long queues, in and around Formby, please think twice before trying to get here by car, its free to walk in so if you can, please use the train. And please don't take it out on our staff and volunteers who are working as hard as they can to keep things moving."

Lifeboat road car park, which is also now owned by National Trust is also filling up very quickly and will be full within the next hour. Don't forget, it's free to walk in so why not come on the train instead, Formby station is only a twenty minutes walk from the beach.

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