Sands of Time Title
This site provides detailed information on the sand dunes of the Sefton coast in North West England
Home Page
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
Related Links
Project Objective and Benefits

Please note, this project has now ended. Much of the information on the site is still relevant, however project partners and references to project outputs are out of date. Work is taking place to update this site.


Project Objective
The objective of the Sefton Coast Sands of Time project is:
to promote a greater understanding of the importance of natural processes in the conservation of soft coasts amongst local communities and visitors, and to disseminate the results of the project.
Project Benefits
The Sefton Coast Sands of Time project
  • increases public awareness of conservation management of the dune coast and the rationale behind it

    assists a greater acceptance of the benefits of working with nature

    informs a consensus that all interests can accept

  • reassures local people of the Sefton Coast that lives and property are not put at any greater risk
The Sands of Time web site is one part of the project on the Sefton Coast which includes the publication of a popular book, research into people's knowledge and attitudes to the dune coast and the delivery of education and interpretative materials.
For more information about this project email at Liverpool Hope University.
  Go to the site of Liverpool Hope University    

Liverpool Hope University worked with English Nature and the
Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project.