Beacon Fell Country Park
Boasting 271 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views over the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay...
Beacon Fell Country Park was designed in 1970, making it one of the oldest country parks in England.
Located only 10 miles outside of Preston, signposted from Garstang and Longridge, Beacon Fell is a wildlife haven of woodland, moorland and farmland. The habitats attract a mix of animals; from rabbits and hare to roe deer and stout. There are even as many as 11 species of dragonflies and damselflies which can be seen hovering over ponds during the summer months.
Beacon Fell's views across the Forest of Bowland from the 266m summit attract both individuals and families looking for something to do outdoors. The country park's well-maintained paths, stunning views and relaxed picnic areas make the experience all that more special. Whether before or after your ramble, there's also a Visitor Centre and café to pay a visit to. And, If you're after something different or engaging for children, there's even a sculpture trail featuring a number of carved wooden animals.
A great addition to any walk, Beacon Fell's sculpture trail is great for both adults and children. The sculptures are carved by local artist Thompson Dagnall and depict different types of wildlife, including a snake and an owl.
Pack a picnic and get exploring to see which creatures you can find.
The Bowland Visitor Centre at Beacon Fell Country Park was awarded with a prestigious gold standard award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
The award commends the quality of information for visitors and the encouragement of children to explore and learn about the natural environment.
The park also boasts excellent recycling facilities a reed bed system for treating waste water.
Dogs are welcome at Beacon Fell provided they are kept under close control and out of the wildlife ponds. Sheep can be grazing at certain times of the year and dog waste should be bagged and disposed of responsibly.
For more dog-friendly places in Preston see Itinerary - Dog Friendly Preston.
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Map address for Beacon Fell Country Park
Beacon Fell Country Park, Carwags Lane, Preston, PR3 2ES.