Friday, 13th March 2020


Walk along Crosby Beach visiting Anthony Gormley's Another Place sculptures to Burbo Bank car park and back along the promenade.

Formby Red Squirrel walk:
Cornerstone Wood, Beach, Victoria Wood, Sheep Fields, Squirrel Wood

Start Point:

Free car park near Crosby Leisure Centre

National Trust, Formby

Grid Reference:

SJ 306 989

SD 279 082


3 miles

2.75 miles


56 feet

122 feet


1.25 hours

1.25 hours

Weather: Mainly sunny

Deciding to tick one off our 'bucket list' Marie, Sheila and I headed for Crosby Beach to investigate Sir Anthony Gormley's Another Place sculpture where 100 cast iron statues were placed along approximately 2 miles of beach in 2005. Timing our visit so that the tide was on it's way in enabled us to walk out to many of the statues then watch them being submerged as we made our way back along the promenade.

We then drove to Formby National Trust to explore the walks and try to spot the inhabitants of Squirrel Wood. As we started the walk one squirrel could be seen gathering nuts high in a tree but unfortunately our walk through Squirrel Wood was fruitless (or should I say 'squirrel-less).

An enjoyable day in good weather - and no mud!!!!

The first statue we reach . . .

keeps an eye on the pipeline

This one prefers standing in water

Who put that windfarm there!!

Keeping an eye on the dog

The tide is on it's way in . . .

and zooming in again . . .

we can see some statues . . .

nearly out of their depth

Feeling a bit down - two friends join to perk him up

What's that on my head!?

Reaching the end of the walk the tide is nearing it's high water mark

Is the starling looking out for food . . .

or just enjoying the sun?

Looking back along our route

The information board provides . . .

a good spot for this starling . . .

who is calling to others in the trees - we can see his throat feathers move as he calls

After our elevenses stop the water has now covered the sand and stones . . .

but looking back from a more southerly point the water doesn't reach so far

At the beach near Formby National Trust . . .

good use has been made of Christmas Trees . . .

aand the dunes are a good spot for lunch

Following the path south we find The Asparagus Man

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