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This site provides detailed information on the sand dunes of the Sefton coast in North West England
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Coastal Change
A History
  Physical Forces
Growth & Erosion
Future Change
Managing Change
Primary Succession
Model of Succession
The Strand Line
Embryo Dunes
Mobile Dunes
Blow Outs
Semi-fixed Dunes
Fixed Dunes
Dune Slacks
Dune Heath
Vegetation/Soil Data
Studying Succession
Pine Plantations
Project Objectives
Project Partners
Project Funding
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This site provides information on the sand dunes of the Sefton Coast, north west England - how the coast has changed in the past, what is happening today and some possible future conditions. It supports understanding of the importance of natural processes in the conservation of soft coasts, especially amongst the local communities and visitors to the Sefton Coast.

The Sefton Coast is the largest dune area in England. It is a coastline subject to natural change.

At Formby Point the rate of dune erosion is up to 5 metres each year, whereas within a few kilometres to the north and south there is rapid growth of the coast.

Within the dune system, damage and interference by people have reduced the high wildlife interest, rates of natural change and free movement of sand dunes.


Sefton Coast Detailed Map
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For more information about this project email at Liverpool Hope University.
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Liverpool Hope University worked with English Nature and the
Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project.