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12 photos that capture the true beauty of Beacon Fell

PUBLISHED: 12:52 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:52 20 November 2017

Beacon Fell views by Steven Kidd

Beacon Fell views by Steven Kidd

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Experience fantatsic views of the Lancashire countryside.

Beacon Fell Country Park lies on the western edge of the Forest of Bowland, just three miles from Chipping, ten miles east of Garstang and eight miles north of Preston.

The park consists of 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland and was among the first in the UK to receive country park designation, it is home to many species of native wildlife, including rabbits, red foxes and badgers and even a small but shy population of roe deer.

Walking through the large number of footpaths within the coniferous woodland is the most popular pastime within Beacon Fell. You can bring your dog, but it is recommended that they are kept on a lead and away from the wildlife ponds (and of course clear up after them). There is also a sculpture trail that starts out at the visitor centre and ends at the summit which features a number of pieces carved by local artist Thompson Dagnall.

There is also a fellside trail for horse riders, a cycle trail for those passing through the park when taking a longer route through the surrounding area, angling at the Barns Fold reservoirs, as well as a popular picnic area to stop off at to relax.

At 266 metres above sea level, Beacon Fell’s position offers fantastic views as far as Morecambe Bay and the Fylde coast, the strategic location has acted as a lookout point for over a thousand years and in the 20th century, a trig point was installed at the summit which still exists today.

The views from the summit can reward the photographer with stunning panoramic shots of the Lancashire countryside across the seasons. For those looking for a more celestial subject matter, the low level of light pollution allows you to capture the night sky with impressive results.

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