Beacon Hill, is a country park which is located in Leicestershire, England. This is the same location where we offer our Window Replacements. It is being awarded the Green Flag Award as the national standard for parks and green spaces and the 1996 English Nature Award for Management.
Beacon Hill Country Park
Leicestershire County Council is the owner and manager of this park. Beacon Hill, with a height of 245m, is one of the highest points Leicestershire. As such, it abounds in mesmerizing views and overlooks the Soar Valley and Charnwood Forest.
The Beacon Hill Country Park covers an area of 128ha which can’t leave any visitor indifferent. The area includes wetlands, grassland, woodland, rocky outcrops, and open heathland. What’s more, this park is rich in flora, such as hay meadow, acid grassland, and heathland, and fauna, including cattle, grazing sheep, and alpaca.
An extra area of 27.5ha was added and called West Beacon Fields. This woodland and open space part contain a hedge line which gives the area the quality of being a wildlife corridor. Moreover, the country park abounds in field ponds and bird-life. In this park, you can also find the Bronze Age hill fort which dates back to 3,000 years ago.
What’s more, there is a collection of 28 species of trees and shrubs which is easily accessible. This area is known as a Native Tree Collection and there are more than 8,000 trees to be seen.
The Beacon Hill Country Park can be explored either on foot or by bike and there is also a sanded horse track.
How to Get There
You can find car parks which can be accessed from Beacon Road or Breakback Road. Likewise, there is a public transport which operates between Leicester and Loughborough via Anstey serve Woodhouse Eaves.
The Beacon Hill Country Park is open every day from 7 am to dusk. However, overnight parking or camping are prohibited. In the park or at the car parks, you can find ‘Pay on Exit’ machines. The price depends on the length of the visit. Hence, if you stay there for less than one hour, you’ll have to pay £2. If you spend one to three hours there, the price is £3 and for more than 3 hours £4. Also, there are seasonal tickets for the most common visitors.
What to do There
There are different activities which you can do there. Hence, you can enjoy the walking routes, have a picnic in the picnic area, spend some time at the horse tracks or have a barbecue with your friends. Moreover, there is a country fair every August. Another great spot to check out in Leicester is Belgrave Hall.
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