Beacon Country Park is West Lancashire’s flagship countryside site.
Indeed, it consists of over 300 acres of rolling 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. In fact, it commands majestic panoramic views across most of Lancashire. Furthermore, there are 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. Additionally, 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 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.