Shirdley Hill Sand
Shirdley Sand is a vast swathe of sand deposited by wind since the last glaciation. It spreads from the Sefton Coast several kilometres inland, and can create dunes up to 75m (246ft) tall.
Today, the coast is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and a National Nature Reserve. It is home to many species of wetland vegetation, as well as animals such as the natterjack toad, sand lizard and red squirrel.
Recently, the area was part of Wessex Archaeology‘s Liverpool Bay Pilot Area for their Historic Seascapes Project.
- Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve – Natural England
- Sands of Time: information on the sand dunes of the Sefton Coast