A great day out with the kids, Beacon Fell is crammed with excitement.
Take the scuplture trail, and keep you eyes peeled for the Orme Sight, black tiger and spruced up heron. Or let the kids test their balancing skills on the 50ft long, winding wooden snake.
When you’re done, make a pit stop at the visitor centre, which has been awarded a prestigious gold standard award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, and find out more about the local area. Or pick up one of the leaflets, and go off exploring another one of the well-marked short loops.
There is an abundance of wildlife for those who are prepared to be observant. Rabbits and hares are frequent and are easily spotted. Roe deer are a little more elusive, but patience may well be rewarded! Stoats and weasels can be seen running across the road or clambering over the dry stone walls.
Beacon Fell is on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, sitting on the South Western tip, so there are some excellent views of nearby Parlick Fell and Bleasdale to the North. To the West you can see Blackpool and the Fylde. And on a clear day it can be possible to see as far as Snowdonia and Isle of Man.
Click here to navigate to Beacon Fell Visitor Centre
Address: Forest of Bowland AONB, Beacon Fell Rd, Goosnargh, Preston PR3 2
Phone: 01995 640557
There is a pay and display car park at the site. The visitors centre is open daily.
|High Point||About 266m|
|Terrain||Woodland, moorland and farmland|
|Dogs||Good for dogs (leads through farms)|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★★|