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
Syllabus Information
Project Objectives
Project Partners
Project Funding
Related Links
Sands of Time Website
This website has been updated.

The Sands of Time Website has been updated and revised. In addition a new section, the Quality of Coastal Towns Interreg IIc Project, has been added to the site.

The Quality of Coastal Towns Interreg IIc Project is a European wide project addressing the need for sustainable tourism in coastal areas. The project carried out an extensive research programme into visitor and local residents' use and attitudes to sites on the Sefton coast.

The Quality of Coastal Towns Interreg IIc section provides information about the project as well as the results of the survey questionnaire. Project questionnaire data includes the following:

  • Visitor counts
  • Transport surveys
  • Use and attitudes surveys
  • Visitor profiles
  • Caravan site survey
  • Site specific surveys

If you have any comments about the website please email

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.