It had to be a quick visit. It was nearly 3.00 when I parked in the quarry, darkness comes before 4.00 and that is when the rain was due.
Aren’t we lucky to have a Country Park on our doorstep? Ready-made trails, sculptures, wildlife and views. Just great for a short visit and a burst of exercise when you can’t think of anything else. I tend to follow whichever path I find myself on, one can’t get lost for long and all will eventually lead upwards to the summit trig point at 266 m. Since thinning of trees has been carried out in the last decade there is a better variety of habitat. The only downside at the moment is that the visitor centre is closed, post Covid or council savings? I wonder what has happened to all the volunteers. Also don’t expect to find the previously excellent café open, they are only doing a takeaway service Thursday to Sunday.
Yesterday I walked quickly around the darkening forest and then out and up to the open fell top. There always seems to be somebody up there, the ‘green lungs’ of Preston. I was soon back at the car satisfied with my quick visit. The rest of the week looks rubbish.
Beacon Fell Country Park – Lancashire County Council
It is nice to have a park like that close to you.
Yes – great for a quick fix.
Never been, looked at it loads of times on the map as it is so close to us.
Worth a visit if you are passing. Lots of trails and the nearby River Brock for an extended walk.
Warning – there is a maze of lanes up there.
At least you got a dry spell – the rain round here shows no sign of going away any time soon.
Only just, It is non-stop rain at present.
Ah that’s a shame about the visitor centre and cafe. This has happened to quite a few places. Nice to have on your doorstep though. 🙂
The café was always popular. Only Thursday to Sunday at present, take away.