Beacon Fell Country Park features 75 hectares of woodland, grassland and moorland.
The visitors centre and cafe are open daily.
The woodland trail takes about 40 minutes to complete, taking you past Larch Avenue, Shield Wood, Tarn Wood, Middle Wood and the summit. As you go round the trail you will see the different species of trees that have been planted in the wood and the different habitats that they have created.
Starting at the Orme Sight adjacent to the visitor centre the trail leads up to the summit of Beacon fell. The trail features a number of sculptures carved by local artist Thompson Dagnall.
The fellside trail is a circular route provided for horse riders. The route takes approximately one hour to complete.
A triangulation pillar is situated on the site of where the beacon would have stood. Records show that there was a beacon here as long ago as 1002 AD. Later maps show it as part of a chain used to warn of impending danger such as the approach of the Spanish Armada in 1588. More recent beacons have been used to celebrate such occasions as coronations and jubilees. Rising to a height of 266 metres above sea level the summit gives fantastic panoramic views of the Bowland Fell and Parlick Fell.
Dogs are welcome provided they are kept under close control and
out of the wildlife ponds. Be aware that there are sheep grazing at
certain times of the year. All dog waste should be bagged and
disposed of responsibly.
There is a barbeque area at Carwags, on Carwags Lane leaving the
fell towards Longridge. This site is the only place on the park
where barbeques are allowed.
Test your navigation skills whilst exploring the fell. There is a range
of courses suitable for all abilities including children.
Special packs are available from the visitor centre for a small
We currently have two trampers available for use by people with
limited mobility, whether you use a wheel chair most of the time or
just have problems getting around on hills and uneven ground.
These buggies are available for use free of charge but it is essential
that you book in advance.