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Photographs of human prints from Formby Point

Parallel male and female trails
Parallel trails of a male (right), about 180cm tall, and a female (left) about 170cm tall
Detail - Female left
Detail - Male right

The pictures above were taken during a visit to the beach by Robert Macfarlane and inspired the section on the Formby Footprints in his book The Old Ways (see References and Reading)

Deformed feet
Left and right deformed feet, possibly indicating ectrodactyly
Ten-metre long human footprint trail
Adolescent male footprint
Multiple human footprint trails

Human footprints from Formby