Beacon Country Park, Up Holland

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advice

Our carparks have now reopened. However, the visitor centre, play areas, 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 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.

Beacon Bingo (pdf, 343kb) 

Beacon Minibeast Trail (pdf, 692kb)

 

 

Beacon Country Park is our flagship countryside site, consisting of over 300 acres of rollingBeacon Country Park countryside spread across the slopes of Ashurst Beacon between Up Holland, 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 Pennine Hills 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 Park 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 statusGreen flag

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.

 

Facilities

  • Picnic areas
  • 'Inclusive' children's play area (currently closed)
  • 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/driving range
  • 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.

Beacon Bingo (pdf, 343kb) 

Beacon Minibeast Trail (pdf, 692kb)

 

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 the Ranger Service.

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.

Visit the Arriva (external link) or Up Holland Train Station (external link) website for up to date information regarding your nearest bus and train links to the from the site.

Accessibility

Public toilets are situated next to the Ranger Centre and provide male/female and disabled toilet facilities.

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.  

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Beacon Country Park

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beacon.park@westlancs.gov.uk

01695 622794

Beacon Country Park, Beacon Lane, Up Holland, WN8 7RU

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