Beacon Country Park

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.

Beacon Lane, Dalton, WN8 7RU

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Picnic Areas

Inclusive Children’s Play Areas

Community Orchard

Orienteering Course

Nature Trails

Car Parking

Public Toilets

Coppice Café

Beacon Country Park Bar

Ranger Service

Junior Rangers Club

Volunteering Opportunities

Changing Places

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.

We have created some self-guided activities for families to enjoy during their visit to the park. 

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.

Coppice Café

Situated in the wonderfully picturesque Beacon Country Park our dog friendly Coppice Café offers a range of quality food and drink at an affordable price. With a friendly, natural atmosphere the café provides the perfect place to sit and unwind with a slice of cake and a brew.