Beacon Fell Country Park
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Beacon Fell Country Park

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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.

  • Location North England
  • Date range Year round

Where you can stay

Hotel near Wigan

Macdonald Kilhey Court 4 Stars

Set in extensive grounds and enjoying stunning views, the 4 star Macdonald Kilhey Court is a romantic Victorian-style country house, complete with open log fire. Conveniently close to Liverpool and Manchester, it enjoys an idyllic rural setting and has a welcoming ambience. The Laureate Restaurant serves award winning food and drink and our Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and tranquil spa is a great place to relax. Our convenient location and purpose built conference facilities are ideal for your next meeting or event.

  • Easy to access from the M6 and M61 motorways
  • 10 minutes from Wigan North Western train station with connections to London
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Self-contained events centre for up to 300 delegates
  • Main events room ideal for weddings with picturesque views
  • Free, secure, onsite parking for all delegates
  • Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa

from £80.00 per room per stay

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Entrance Sign to Tickled Trout

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel 4 Stars

Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel has recently under gone a £0.5 million refurbishment, which included the addition of our new Scottish Steakhouse and Riverside Bar and Lounge which both offer a selection of meals prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients. Macdonald Tickled Tout Hotel also benefits from its location, close to Preston town centre and the M6, with a lovely riverside setting. Retaining many traditional features, Macdonald Tickled Trout is a popular meetings venue, with well-equipped conference suites and extensive onsite parking. There is also a riverside terrace, where guests can enjoy delicious food and drink and elegant en suite accommodation.

  • Recently refurbished
  • Riverside setting
  • 2 minutes from M6
  • Traditional comfort
  • Modern en suite accommodation
  • Great views from riverside terrace
  • Explore nearby Lake District, Blackpool, Poulton-le-Fylde & the Yorkshire Dales
  • Excellent conference & meeting venue
  • Complimentary Wifi

from £61.00 per room per stay

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