Beacon Fell Country Park is one of the oldest in the country, designed in 1970.
It is 10 miles drive from Preston and is signposted from Broughton and Longridge. The Country Park consists of 110 hectares (271 acres) of woodland, moorland and farmland. The summit is 266 metres above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Forest of Bowloand and Morecambe Bay. On a clear day it is even possible to see the Isle of Man.
There is an abundance of wildlife for those who are prepared to be observant. Rabbits and hares are frequent and are easily spotted. Roe deer are a little more elusive, but patience may well be rewarded! Stoats and weasels can be seen running across the road or clambering over the dry stone walls. As many as 11 species of dragonflies and damselflies may be seen around the ponds during the summer months.