The sandy habitats at Freshfield on the Lancashire coast were proposed by the SPNR as a potential nature reserve. Since then the area has suffered from a large loss of sand dune habitat from pine invasion, urban development and erosion. However there are nature reserves protecting some remaining areas of habitat including those managed by the National Trust and the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and north Merseyside. The area is also notable for its isolated population of red squirrels.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Freshfield