Beacon Country Park, Up Holland
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice
The site remains open as a local recreation spot for neighbouring residents to take their daily exercise. Please do not travel from out of your local area to visit us. Please follow the latest UK Government guidance when planning your visit.
Our carparks and childrens play areas are open. However, the visitor centre, café and toilets remain closed until further notice. Please ensure that you adhere to the governments current social distancing guidance when visiting the park. You can find this by visiting the government website (external link).
We have created some self-guided activities for families to enjoy during their visit to the park. You can download the information sheets by clicking the links below.
Beacon Country Park is our flagship countryside site, consisting of over 300 acres of rolling countryside spread across the slopes of Ashurst Beacon between Upholland, Dalton and Skelmersdale.
The site boasts flowing wildflower meadows, grassland, natural ponds and areas of semi-natural woodland. It commands majestic panoramic views across most of Lancashire with viewpoints overlooking the Lancashire Plain to the west and the West Pennine Moors to the east.
An extensive path network means that everyone can explore the park and there is plenty of space to walk, run, ride horses or bicycles, fly kites, or just get away from it all and relax.
The Ranger Service
Beacon Country Park is the base for the Borough's Parks and Countryside Ranger Service. The Ranger Service often run events and activities to enhance your visit. They can also provide help and information about the park from their cabin situated alongside the Visitor Centre.
Green Flag status
Beacon Country Park has held and maintained Green Flag status since 2007. The accolade recognises the natural beauty of the park for its welcoming, safe and maintained environment and for its community involvement and is assessed and awarded annually.
- Picnic areas
- 'Inclusive' children's play areas
- Community orchard
- Orienteering course
- Nature trails
- Car parking
- Public toilets (currently closed)
- Public bar/café (currently closed)
- Ranger service
- Junior Rangers Club (currently closed)
- Golf course
- Volunteering Opportunities (currently closed)
Download our Beacon Country Park site map (PDF 165kb) for more information about facilities.
We have created two self-guided activities for families to enjoy during their visit to the park. You can download the information sheets by clicking the links below.
The Parks and Countryside Service work hard to manage and maintain all of our sites to ensure that they are accessible and safe for all their visitors. However, while using the trails, you may encounter uneven surfaces, debris, or other obstacles. If you have any concerns or suggestions about how we can improve access to the site or you require further information, please contact us using the details on this page
How to find us
Beacon Country Park is located on the border between Skelmersdale and Up Holland, and can be accessed by car via Beacon Lane or the A557 on Stannanought Road.
Public toilets are situated next to the Ranger Centre and provide male/female and disabled toilet facilities. Please note that the visitor centre and toilet facilities are currently closed due to lockdown restrictions.
Disabled car parking facilities are available at the Visitor Centre car park and at Carr Lane car park.
Our 'Tramper' - off road mobility scooter - is available to hire, free of charge. For bookings and conditions of hire, please contact the Rangers.
If you download the Tramper trail map (PDF 165kb) the index highlights wheelchair-friendly paths.