From Beacon Fell, the site of warning beacon fires lit over 1000 years ago, the views are magnificent and now is a great time to go, with the River Brock meandering through a mass of wood anemones and bluebells.
LOCATION: 8 miles north of Preston
START: Beacon Fell Visitor Centre car park, toilets. Clockwise one way approach signed from surrounding lanes.
Grid ref: SD565427 Postcode: PR3 2ES
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Forest of Bowland Landranger 102
REFRESHMENTS: Visitor Centre cafe
EN ROUTE: Brockmill, Whitechapel
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News