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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
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Future Change
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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
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Please contact the Sefton Coast Partnership at the address below to confirm details and availability.
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All about Altcar
A guide to the history and wildlife of the Altcar Rifle Range
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The Sand Dunes of the Sefton Coast
- proceedings of the Sefton Coast Research Seminar, Liverpool 31st May 1991
Edited by David Atkinson and John Houston, 1993
Published by National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside ISBN 0 - 906367 -62 - X
A major reference book for all those studying the Sefton Coast and coastal dunes. Essential reading for undergraduate and post graduate students, and all those wishing to learn about the nature of the dune system and its management.
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Key to Plants Common on Sand Dunes?
Sally Edmondson
Published by the Field Studies Council
Fold-out, laminated guide with a key and illustrations of the characteristic plants of coastal dunes in the UK. Designed to be used in the field. It is especially useful in Sefton, as all the plants are found locally
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Walks on the Sefton Coast
A guide to the Sefton Coastal Footpath and other popular walks on the Sefton Coast
A popular guide to walks and rambles on the Sefton Coast. High quality maps.
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Sands of Time
- an introduction to the Sand Dunes of the Sefton Coast
Philip H. Smith
Published by the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside ISBN 1- 902700 - 03 - 1
A celebration of the natural wonders of the sand dunes of the Sefton Coast. It introduces the interested general reader to the origin and land-use history of this coast and how sand dunes are formed and develop over time.
For details of these publications, please contact

Sefton Coast Management Scheme
Formby Council Offices
Freshfield Road
Formby L37 3PG
United Kingdom

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.