Ideal for short(ish) walks in the woods and a spot of open moorland. Easy access and great views. On the down side, it can get really really busy!
One sunny day a week or so ago we headed up to Beacon Fell for a wander round some of the various woodland trails that lead to the summit. Having lived in and around Preston for the last 17 years some people were surprised that this was my first trip to Beacon Fell. What a place!
Parking is easy in one of the many car parks. We parked up next to the cafe and visitors centre and followed a circular route round one of the many trails, leading to the quarry car park, up to the summit, and back through the woods. The trip was completed with a mug of hot chocolate and a mars bar from the cafe!
The whole place was absolutely heaving with people and dogs. There must have been 50 people on the top so not a place to go if you want solitude. There were a few places in the quiet woodland areas where the dog got a good run off the lead but in general I felt it was too busy to let our mad dog loose on the unsuspecting Lancashire public.
I think next time we visit we'll try a dull weekday!
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Doggy rating 6/10 - would have been higher if it had not been so busy!