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Beacon Fell Country Park

LOCALITY: Preston, Lancashire
DISTANCE: 2 miles (3.22 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, Toilets, Cafe

GRADIENT: Quite steep in places
OS MAP: Blackpool & Preston

Walk description:

Follow the A6 north from Preston. 0.75 mile after the M6/M55 roundabout turn right at the traffic lights in Broughton Village. Go under the motorway and take the 1st turning left into Langley Lane. Beacon Fell is signposted from here.

Three trails designed for tramper type vehicles, with two available to be hired from the cafe. Can be done in a powerchair BUT you must be very brave and have a helper to un-stick you from the mud and give an extra push in places. The view from the summit is well worth the effort though.

Additional notes:

A Country Park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Visitor Centre, with cafe, picnic areas, 6 car parks, forest walks and viewpoints. Summit 266m above sea level.

The park is open from 10.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 7pm at the weekends and bank holidays.

Not for the faint hearted!

For more information on this park, please visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/countryside/sites/beaconf.asp

18/08/2008 | Walk posted by andrew ellis

Walks With Buggies User Reviews

Tramper Trails

19/01/2008 | Reviewed by Shelagh Norriss

My Partner uses the Trampers here Regularly, Free and NO problems getting about all over the clearly marked
Tramper Trails.

To book the FREE Trampers just pick up the phone.

If using a
Power Chair stick to the Tramper trails, The Rangers are very helpful and will advise you on the safest