Summary Site Description :
A varied site adjacent to the Alt estuary. Dune habitat types include mobile and fixed dunes with mostly dry slacks. Other habitats present include wet meadow, saltmarsh and a smalll area of brick rubble acting as vegetated shingle. Recent housing has made significant encroachments on the former dune area. Alt Centre present at northern end of site.
Contact Details -
Organisation : Sefton MBC, Leisure Services Department, Coast and Countryside Management Service
Address :Formby Council Offices, Freshfield Road, Formby, Merseyside L69 3PG
Telephone : 0151 934 2962
Car Park : Hall Road - suitable for coaches. Small car park at Alt Centre, Lower Alt Road, Hightown (unsuitable for coaches).
Car Park Charges : No.
Toilets : No.
Site Access : Mostly wild dunes - informal sandy paths. Main route through north south of site is wide and surfaced.
Public Transport : Nearest railway stations are Hall Road and Hightown - both are 15 minutes walk to the site.
Other:Site Ranger and Education Ranger available on enquiry.
Booking required for educational visits and proof of insurance.
Alt Centre Lower Alt Road, Hightown acts as a Ranger base and
basic classroom with toilets.
Educational Use: Some Primary. Mostly Secondary, Undergraduate and Postgraduate