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Beacon Hill Country Park

Beacon Hill, at just over 800 feet, is the second highest point in Leicestershire. The panorama from the top is superb. Situated within Charnwood Forest and a Gateway to The National Forest, Beacon Hill is one of the few remaining areas of lowland heath in the County. Work continues to remove trees, scrub and bracken to restore the habitat. It is now grazed by rare breeds of cattle and sheep guarded by several alpacas. The work has also revealed the remains of a Bronze Age Hill Fort. Interpretive panels explain the landscape. Horse riders and cyclists can follow a surfaced 3-mile circular track around the whole site. There is an interpreted trail through woodlands in the West Beacon Fields. An audio trail through the Native Tree Collection, designed by visually impaired young people, gives information about the trees. The Labyrinth is always popular with children.The Country Park also makes an ideal base for walks exploring the surrounding countryside.

Park Facilities

Children's Play Area
Cycle routes
Nature Reserve
Nature Walks
Picnic Area
Public Sculpture
Walking Routes
Wildflower Area
Farm Animals
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Award Winner
Managing Organisation
Leicestershire County Council
Richard Hunt
0116 3059293