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Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Beacon Fell, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2NL

A country park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods, moorland, visitor centre & high summit with open views.  Fantastic dark skies make this a great stargazing location with events taking place regularly throughout the observing season September through to April.


Beacon Fell Visitor Centre is a Dark Sky Discovery Site, an officially recognised place where anyone can stargaze. Most such locations have overnight parking (sometimes with a fee); however, many do not allow overnight camping. There may or may not be toilet facilities.

Weather forecast

  • 26/06/22

    15° 13%
  • 26/06/22

    13° 52%
  • 27/06/22

    12° 50%
  • 27/06/22

    11° 63%

Weather forecast for Longridge (4.1 miles away) updated 25/06/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Keighley Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Thursday 25th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Steeton Methodist Church Hall, Keighley, BD20 6PD (28.8 miles away)

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  • Hesketh Park Observatory Public Open Day

    Sunday 28th August 2022 from 10:30am to 16:30pm

    Hesketh Park Observatory, Southport, PR9 9LN (20.2 miles away)

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  • Southport Astronomical Society meeting

    Sunday 28th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG (21.2 miles away)

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  • Furness and South Lakeland Astronomical Society Meeting

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Trinity Church Centre - Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5HT (28.3 miles away)

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  • Milky Way Photography at Ribblehead Viaduct

    Friday 2nd September 2022 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

    Ribblehead Viaduct Car Park, Carnforth, LA6 3AS (26.0 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Bowland Wild Boar Park

    Chipping, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 2QT (3.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Graystock Lodge – Cockerham

    Cockerham, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 0ER (9.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Clerk Laithe Lodge

    Slaidburn Road, Newton in Bowland, Lancashire, BB7 (9.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Merrybent Hill Luxury B&B

    Catlow Road, Slaidburn, Lancashire, BB7 3AQ (12.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Granville House Holiday Cottage

    Bell Busk, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DU (22.8 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Shepherds Cottage – Winshaw

    Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, Lancashire, LA6 3AT (24.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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