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Best trails in Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve

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Looking for a great trail in Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve, Merseyside? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve ranging from 2.1 to 8.8 miles and from 42 to 124 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Formby and Freshfield
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
This is a walk of thirds - one third urban, one third countryside and one third coastal. The urban section is on by-ways and old lanes of historical interest. Tower Grange and Tower House were part ofShow more
#2 - Ainsdale Nature Reserve
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h
Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve is one of Englands most important sites for sand dune wildlife. A fifth of the population of natterjack toads live amongst the wet slacks between the dunesShow more
#3 - Woodlands Point to Fisherman's Path
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Woodlands Point to Fisherman's Path is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Southport, Merseyside, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily uShow more
#4 - West End Walk
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 58 m
West End Walk is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Southport, Merseyside, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkinShow more
#5 - The Sparrowhawk and Ainsdale Nature Reserve
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
A circular pub walk from the Sparrowhawk in Formby, Merseyside. The Sparrowhawk is a lovely old country house, beautifully converted to a classic pub with open fires to enjoy in the winter and a largeShow more
#6 - Pinfold Path
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Pinfold Path is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Southport, Merseyside, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naShow more
#7 - Pinfold Path to Dune Path North
Ainsdale Sand Dunes Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
Pinfold Path to Dune Path North is a 6.2 mile out and back trail located near Southport, Merseyside, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more