BEACON FELL WITH THE WHEELCHAIR
Beacon Fell Country Park is one of the country’s oldest. The 271 acres of woodland boasts amazing views over Lancashire.
ABOUT BEACON FELL
🚻 Toilet facilities with a family room and disabled toilet
🅿️ Beacon Fell Rd, Preston PR3 2EW £1 all day
👩🦽Accessible paths, Tramper hire availble 01772534709
☕Serving food and Ice cream but opening may vary to holidays and weekends
🏔️Trig point at 266m
Various paths at Beacon fell with a set tramper trail, but the main paths we took to the trig point and the pond are well surfaced, some can be muddy after rain. There is some ascent throughout but we used a terrain wheelchair with the freewheel attatchment.
NO gates or stiles on this walk we did, the walk varies you can do 2 miles or the full circular like us.
🏔️ 200m ascent
From the car park we took the right hand path from the Cafe hat leads directly uphill, the path is steep so if like me you are not light this will require some strength from those pushing you.
Look out for sculptures
On your left you will come across a small nature play area for the kids, you can build a den, walk the snake or complete these obstacle course.
When you come to the first junction turn left and follow the path uphill all the way to the trig point, the forest has notice boars and sculptures along the route.
Yes you reached the summit trig point. The views are great from here with Parlick and Fair snape fell in the back ground. Benches to sit on which offers a great place for a picnic or snack.
You can return the same way for a short walk if you choose.
Dont take the path behind the trig point as this can be rocky, but the path to the right is more suitable for wheels.
The forest is beautiful in all weathers but more so in summer when the heather comes to life. As you can see we visited in winter.
We followed the path ahead which curves left around Beacon fell towards the pond, this is a beautiful spot to stop and just admire the views and wildlife, another good spot for a picnic too.
From here you can return back the same way or pick one of the many paths.
We continued around the pond and picked another path through the forest. Most of the main paths are wide enough for the wheelchair which was great.