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.
Beacon Fell 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.