Beacon Fell is one of the oldest country parks in the country, being designated in 1970. The Country Park consists of 110 hectares of woodland, moorland and farmland. The summit is 266 metres above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Forest of Bowland AONB and Morecambe Bay. On a clear day it is even possible to see the Isle of Man. There is an abundance of wildlife including rabbits and hares. Roe deer are a little more elusive, but patience may well be rewarded!
The Bowland Visitor Centre has an excellent and committed green team. There is a good range of sustainability information on display in the Environment Room and a variety of organised activities aimed to encourage children and visitors to explore and learn about the natural environment first hand. The visitor centre has taken steps to reduce waste produced on site and with excellent information and facilities they encourage visitors to also get involved.
Our green policy is to constantly look for ways in which we can improve our green credentials; we are achieving this by the formation of a green steering group to explore ways to achieve our statement promises and to link with other like-minded organisations. We welcome feedback from our visitors and encourage them to give suggestions to develop and contribute to our continued commitment to sustainable tourism.