Map: 1: 25,000 Outdoor Leisure Forest of Bowland and Ribblesdale
Length = 6.5 miles Grid Ref =SD564 426
Parking: At the Beacon Fell Visitor centre
Beacon fell was opened in1970 as one of Lancashire's first Country Parks. A cycle way and numerous short walks have been laid out to enable visitors to enjoy different environments ranging from gloomy forest to colourful moorland. A view indicator at the summit picks out the main features of a stunning panorama. The walk is rather different from other featured walks as it is generally at a lower level where the scenery is more lush, especially in May when the bluebells are spectacular. It can however be very wet underfoot. Easy walking with one fairly steep climb of 300m at the end of the walk. The visitor centre is well worth a visit as there is a good information centre, toilets and a cafe.