7 routes · Hiking
The Asparagus Trail and Formby Beach
A lovely stroll through peaceful forests and along a famous stretch of beach.
- 4.4 km
- 44 m
- 44 m
- 0-1 hrs
- Low Point
- 4 m
- High Point
- 25 m
The trip begins from the first parking area in the Formby Point National Trust area - you'll need to pay to enter the area (or be a National Trust member).
Begin by descending to an open area which houses half a dozen picnic tables. From here, pass the first asparagus fields on the right and then head into the forest on a good walkway. Keep following the pink signs which denote the Asparagus Trail as it winds in and out of the trees and begins heading west towards Formby beach.
Upon reaching the sand dunes which line the coast, put in a bit of effort and climb over them to reach Formby beach. Depending on the tide the sea may be 100 metres away, but at times it can be so far away as to be barely visible! The beach is well known as one of the most scenic parts of the north-west coast and Formby is home to some of the region's best known celebrities, so there's always a chance you'll see a familiar face when strolling along the sand!
Head north up the beach to a well-trodden rise over the sand dunes which leads east to the beach carpark. Walk through this and up the road which leads back to the carpark where you started.
Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.
Best time to visit
- Family friendly