Parks and countryside

Welcome to the web page for the Boroughs Parks and Countryside Ranger Service. Here you can find out information about our sites, our events and about some of the other work that we carry out on West Lancashires parks and countryside sites.

Parks and Countryside Events

We are delighted to say that we are running a full programme of events in 2023. You can download a web friendly version of our current events programme below.

Parks and Countryside Events April - December 2023 (pdf. 1.06mb)

Rangers Facebook Page (external link)

Rangers Twitter (external link)

On some of our sites we have created self guided trails that you can complete as you walk around the park.  Details of these can be found on the webpages for each site. 

October Half Term 2023

There will be two fang-tastic Halloween themed wildlife trails for you to follow this half-term.

We have gone a bit batty at Beacon Country Park, there are 11 bats hidden across the park - can you collect them all and return the hidden password to the Coppice Cafe for a special Halloween sweet treat.

If surfing the web is more your style head down to Coronation Park and check out the spine-tingling spider trail. There are 10 awesome arachnids hidden across the park - can you hunt them down and return the hidden password to Park Pool for a special Halloween sweet treat.

Maps can be downloaded below or there will be paper copies available in the Coppice Cafe and Park Pool between Monday 23rd October and Wednesday 1st November. Happy Hunting.

Beacon Bat Trail Map and Answer Sheet (pdf 145kb)

Coronation Park Spider Trail Map and Answer Sheet (pdf 168kb)

On our West Lancs Walks page you can find a series of maps showing self guided walking routes around the Borough.

Natural Learning Resources

We have created a number of educational resources helping to address the requirements outlined within the National Curriculum.These resources were originally designed to compliment Ranger led workshops but can also be used as stand alone resources. Click on the title above to be directed to the Natural Learning Resource page.


Volunteering with us

We rely on volunteers to help with many aspects of our work. From the day-to-day maintenance of our sites to the running of events we couldn't do it without the dedication and hard work of our wonderful Parks and Countryside Volunteers and Friends Groups. To find out more and about how you can become involved please click the link below


Volunteering with the Ranger Service


Beacon Country Park To find out more information about the parks and countryside sites we run, the events we organise and how you can get involved click the relevant link below.

Keep in touch 

It's easy to keep up-to-date with what the rangers are up to and get reminders about events in our parks: