Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell has been a country park since 1970.  It’s highest point reaches 266m and on a clear day it is possible to see as far as the Isle of Man.

The distinct curved shape of the fell and close proximity to the Irish Sea made the it ideal for hosting a beacon to warn of the approach of the Spanish Armada in 16th century.  In the late 60’s the council gained control of the site and opened it up to the public as a country park.

The Tarn is known to host over 10 species of dragonflies and damselflies, and you can you occasionally see roe deer, stoat, badger, and much more.

Just 10 miles from Preston City Centre it is like stepping into another world.  Remote, beautiful countryside, stunning views, and a great day out for all the family.

Bowland Visitor Centre

Situated in the cafe is Bowland Visitor Centre.  Usually with a staffed desk you can find information guides on wildlife, conservation and  walking in the Forest of Bowland.

The cafe is usually open in the daytime for refreshments; Address Beacon Fell Rd, Goosnargh, Preston PR3 2EW Tel 01995 640557