Beacon Fell, Preston PR3 2EW, UK
About Beacon Fell
A beautiful country park consists of 110 hectares of woodland, moorland, and farmland. There is an abundance of wildlife for those who are prepared to be observant. Rabbits and hares are frequent and are easily spotted. Beacon Fell's views across the Forest of Bowland from the 266m summit attract both individuals and families looking for something to do outdoors. One of the main attractions in this area and it offers a chance for a good trek too.
Attractions near Beacon Fell
Parlick is an approximately cone-shaped steep-sided hill at the extreme south of the main range of Bowland fells in Lancashire, England. Its bog-free sides make it more popular with walkers than the shallow boggy hills to its north. Paths zigzag up this hill from the south, or for the more strenuous ascent, a straight path can be chosen. It is usually green and is famous among tourists.
Fair Snape Fell is the highest point in the Forest of Bowland. It is a brilliant path that follows a nice shallow gradient downwards, with views all the way across to the Three Peaks – Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Considerable areas of the Bowland fells were used for military training during World War II and there are still unexploded bombs in some areas, including nearby Wolf Fell.
Bowland Wild Boar Park is a family run business set in 65 acres in the heart of the Forest of Bowland near Chipping. Visitors can see the animals, explore their habitats and meet and hold some of the smaller residents . There are walking trails, lovely views and a popular café.
Longridge Fell is the most southerly fell in England, near the town of Longridge. It is a good example of a cuesta; the ridge has a sharp drop or escarpment on its northern side and a gentler, more varying slope on its southern side. These features make it a popular takeoff for hang-gliders and paragliders on the relatively infrequent occurrences of a northerly wind. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.
Ribchester Roman Museum is located in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley. The museum was built above the remains of the headquarters building of the Roman Fort in 1914 and opened to the public the following year. Roman Ribchester is brought to life by dramatic displays, which contain a life size cavalryman, Roman legionary and exciting interactive exhibits.
This is the "largest Regimental archive and the premier centre for military historical research in the North of England and it has the largest regimental military heritage collection in the North of England, and possibly the whole country with over 60,000 items catalogued. This Museum provides a most unusual museum experience that covers over 300 years of our history with the prime appeal being to those who served or have family members who served in the present or ancestor Regiments.
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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.