Name:Beacon Fell
Hill number:7744
Height:267m / 876ft
Parent (Ma):2815  Fair Snape Fell
RHB Section:36: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines
Hill area:Forest of Bowland
Class:Tump (200-299m), Subhump
Grid ref:SD 57060 42773
Summit feature:no feature: conifers
Col:173m  SD584430  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 102
(1:25k) OL41W
Observations:ground 250m W, by trig point, at SD 56814 42836 is 1m lower
Survey:obvious summit
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From the Quarry CP and back via the Tarn.Andrew Pearson25/05/2024
Beacon Fell with its country park status and big brown signs feels like a miniature Tarn Howes for the town folk of Preston -10 twisty country lane miles away. A mini blend of conifers, a tarn, winding well made stony footpaths, signposts, dog poo bins, all from small car parking bays -ideal for a picnic - today best enjoyed in your car with the heater and wipers on in the rain. I plodded past bent under my golf umbrella to the trig and on to the new unobvious high point hiding in the trees. 43 years has passed since I was last here, as an 18yr old, hiding my bike and running up to the trig whilst cycling from home to my grandma in Blackburn. Still having adventures after all these years!Chris Pearson18/04/2024
Parked at one of the places on the one way road round the base of the hill and joined the half term crowds walking up the hill. Visited Trig Point then along paths to the NNW and into conifers to find high spot beside a conifer close to a circle of tree stumps used to sit down. Pleasant enough seeing some snow melt at this low altitude from earlir in the week.nickywood111/02/2024
From the Sheepfold car park to SW, up path to trig point & then E. to junction with a well-worn trod/path at SD 56977 42874 - SE along trod into conifers & up to summit where trees & saplings are more tightly packed.gerrybowes05/12/2023
From car park to the east on a murky morning. I visited the indeterminate high point in trees then crossed rough brash and tussocks to join the path to the trig, a much finer spotColin Crawford20/11/2023
With Chris, Christine, Eric, Geoff, and Steve on the third day of our own C2C from Fleetwood to Scarborough. Today's route took us from Brockmill to Jeffrey's Hill via a misty and murky Beacon Fell, an ascent of Parlick in the rain, and also the delightful village of Chipping. 19km with 700m ascent taking 6h 30m.silveracorn_alan16/02/2023
First bag of '23 due to sustained poor weather.Alfa1M21/01/2023
Sculpture trail with LesleyNick Canute17/10/2022
Easy walk from free car park to the west. Nice views from trig. Saw a few sculptures on the way. Not too many people about at 10 in the morning. 62m ascent. Afterwards we drove around to and bagged Parlick and Longridge Fell afterwards.DanTrig09/10/2022
From Brock Bottom and the Brock Valley.Phreerunner28/03/2022
Beacon Fell > Beacon Fell S4701 from GR: SD 57245 42807ronaldo33325/09/2021
Beacon Fell > Beacon Fell S4701 from GR: SD 57245 42807Hippster25/09/2021
Here for the trigpoint. TP:UK log: Lovely easy walk from car park up marked tracks to trigpoint. Didn't expect the view at the top, brilliant.thejackrustles23/07/2021
Short run around the woods for a while visiting the trig and the summit in the trees on the way.Herbert Anchovy29/05/2021
Circular walk from Visitor Centre with Davidcitygent01/04/2021
Quick up and down from the main car park. Visited trig and summit.PGCE19/02/2021
From the visitors' centre, quick nip up.jonglew01/01/2021
Climbed with r Duncan,Kniverbee11/12/2020
Enjoyed the walk in the woods and bagged the trigpoint on our way round.Delta6801/11/2020
Re-visit to newly located high point.Alan Caine25/10/2020
With Paul S, before heading over Parlick and Fair Snape.Phreerunner11/09/2020
Evening visit whilst driving home from Slaidburn with Mart. From car park to East of summit, 5 minute walk. Lots of friendly dog walkers.John Eley14/08/2020
Part of loop family walk from main car parkIainPeeks08/08/2020
Multiple summitsrick_w31/07/2020
Multiple times over the years.ktt9326/06/2020
From the car park to the west. With JT.Sprog16/05/2020
A very busy quick trotMishmashcasson21/03/2020
Plenty of parking and all routes seem to lead to the summit. A popular hill on a Sunday afternoon.JohnW15/03/2020
From the north where ther are parking spaces on one way road. Straight up through mature forest. Some selective felling in progress to east. 15 minutes up and down.Campbell Singer13/01/2020
From parking just before main car park. Easy walk up to trig with C.PeterD23/12/2019
Weather fair.MountainMac24/08/2019
From Visitor CentreThe Playful Pig12/08/2019
With Jenx and Bryher from one of the free parking car parks nr visitor centre. Up the path thru cleared forest, no replanting yet. Trig with viewfinder retaining spider marks but no cap. Replacement cap too big. Great views to coastnordicstar30/06/2019
On route back home from good few days in Wales. Busy Sunday locals walk. With R and B.jenx30/06/2019
Celebrated my 600th fell with my family on this fell; chosen because my husband could get to the top using a Tramper mobility vehicle and my grandson aged 18months could walk with us. I wanted to reach 600 before turning 60 in July.flockwatcher27/06/2019
Circuit from AONB visitor centre including River Brock section - with Holywell RC on way to ArnsideJohnIvor05/04/2019
From Quarry car park to NE. Free parking. Short trip to summit trig but lovely area to spend a few hours wandering.mart079713/07/2018
Short stroll from main car parkCyclistno112/07/2018
Started walk from Higher Brock Bridge and did a circular walk including Beacon Fell and the riverside path along the River BrockWayne Mac28/06/2018
bagged whislt trig huntingSeanTither20/05/2018
Circular walk from the visitor centre. Ground so wet and boggy we had to change route and stick to the roads. Lovely views of a snow covered Parlick on the way up, but not too much to see at the summit once the mist had come down.Lazylizzie20/01/2018
By torch light in pitch black under frosty starlit skies. The HP is a trig with embedded brass plaque topograph on top, set within circles of cobbles , in a grassy clearing amongst pines. We followed the cobbled track from the car park by the visitors' centre ( pay and display before 5 pm) . I recall this hill from childhood holidays with my Grandad so this is probably a reascent.Denise 06/01/2018
A visit in darkness so didn't see a lot. Trig point at summit.RichardM06/01/2018
On a snowy day - from Carwags Car Park - through the forestry to the summit trig - Snow gives way to heavy rain as we leave.briandavies29/12/2017
Frost walk with sunny skies to try out our snow studs. They werent very good!MrHallorann11/12/2017
With Izzy and Rosie.Longwojo27/07/2017
Popular hill - a queue at the trig! Did not visit new (2020) summit locationRobertP05/02/2017
with Kris and LolaJames Burrows30/12/2016
Had been here for orienteering (1998?) but not confident that I had visited the top - I have now.summitsup09/12/2016
With Gill, John, Preston & Logan.ADT25/08/2016