The remains of tobacco waste dumped in the Formby sand dunes by the British Nicotine Company in the 1950s and 1960s.
Site visit conducted on 28 May 2019.
Exposed sections of the tobacco cliffs continue to erode. A section of Marston Mat and railway sleeper were observed in section in the cliff face. These were likely to have been used to provide vehicles dumping the tobacco with a suitable track-way to access the site.
Modern (1901 and later)
The earliest date of the feature, as a year, if known
The latest date of the feature, as a year, if known
Monument Type - Broad
Monument Type - Narrow
Evidence Type - Broad
Evidence Type - Narrow
Object Type - Broad
Object Type - Narrow
Height OD (m)
How accessible is the feature?
Easily accessible - no restrictions
The tobacco cliffs are unstable and prone to sudden collapse, especially after heavy storms. Caution is to be used when approaching the cliffs to closely.