Beacon Fell Country Park Walk – Woodland Trail

The Woodland Trail is one of several marked walking routes at Beacon Fell Country Park in the Forest of Bowland.

It is an easy walk with no steep inclines and is just 1.3 miles in length. We walked the route in October 2015.

Bowland Visitor Centre and Car Park, Beacon Fell Country Park
Bowland Visitor Centre and Car Park

We parked our car at Beacon Fell’s main car park, just outside the Bowland Visitor Centre. Parking here cost just one pound. From here we headed east along Larch Avenue, a path running along the southern side of the park between Shield Wood and Big Meadow Wood.

Larch Avenue, Beacon Fell Country Park
Larch Avenue

After around half a mile we came to Black Tiger, one of several sculptures in the park by Thompson Dagnall.

Black Tiger sculpture by Thompson Dagnall at Beacon Fell Country Park
Black Tiger by Thompson Dagnall

From Black Tiger we then took the path north. After passing through Tarn Wood this brought us out into open ground near the Quarry Car Park. From here we had a good view of Parlick, one of the Bowland fells.

View of Parlick Fell from Beacon Fell Country Park
View of Parlick

We then headed west to the summit of Beacon Fell. It was a fairly cloudy day but the summit didn’t disappoint and we still had good views of Parlick and Fair Snape.

Path to Summit of Beacon Fell
Path to Summit
View from Summit at Beacon Fell Country Park
View from Summit

From the summit we took the path south, passing Queens Grove on our right. We took a quick detour into the woods to see the Walking Snake and Heron sculptures, also by Thompson Dagnall.

Path by Queens Grove at Beacon Fell Country Park
Path by Queens Grove
Walking Snake sculpture by Thompson Dagnall at Beacon Fell Country Park
Walking Snake

The path then brought us back to the Bowland Visitor Centre where we had a drink and a bite to eat. We admired the Orme Sight sculpture before leaving.

Orme Sight sculpture at Beacon Fell Country Park
Orme Sight

Route Map

Map showing location of Beacon Fell Country Park Walk – Woodland Trail

Starting Point

Address
Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell Country Park
Goosnargh
Lancashire

Coordinates
Latitude: 53.87846
Longitude: -2.66335

Walk Information

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1.3 miles
Time: 40 minutes hours

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