Walks: Beacon Fell

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One of the earliest country parks to be established, Beacon Fell has been a popular amenity for over 40 years. Yet for its thousands of visitors, few think of exploring the beautiful countryside beyond. This walk allows you to do just that.

Continue along the fell road for 300m to a point where it is crossed by a footpath.

Here turn left following the path through a memorial forest and then continuing downhill to reach a lane.

Turn right.

Keep on the lane for 900m. Where the road bends sharply right continue on Jack Snape Lane turning right after 200m into the grounds of Waddecar Scout Activity Centre.

Keep on the drive to reach Wood Top Farm.

Immediately after the farm turn left through a metal gate entering a garden area of Waddecar. Cross to a footpath leading steeply downhill to the valley bottom of the River Brock.

For the next 1,000m keep the river on the left.

When you read Bleasdale Road turn right.

Almost immediately turn left through Weavers Farm and keep ahead through the complex to reach a farm track entering fields.

Keep ahead in the direction of Bleasdale Church.

When you reach a lane turn right.

At the junction close to keep ahead on a path leading across pastures and woodland to a farm road.

Turn left but soon after turn right on a footpath that soon after crosses a stream.

Bear left crossing a wall and continue to join a farm track leading uphill to Blindhurst.

At Blindhurst turn right and walk down to Startifants Lane.

At the lane turn left and after 150m turn right onto a footpath that traverses a large field to a stile.

Cross the stile and with a fence on the right keep ahead past a plantation and continue to reach a lane.

Turn right, past the front of a large house and continue to the lane corner.

Walk up the drive towards Wood Acre and then turn right over a stile.

This path leads across pastures to Sagars Farm.

Here turn left towards Heatherway but before you reach the main house turn right onto a footpath that edges along marshy pasture.

After 100m turn right onto a path leading uphill towards Beacon Fell.

When you reach the fell road cross it to continue through dense conifer plantations to the open fell.

Keep ahead for the car park or else divert to the trig point for a fine view.