Upholland - Beacon Park and Dean Wood

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The walk starts at a high level, so that the initial wide views from the Beacon (which included the Lake District, miles of the Pennines and the Welsh hills on the day that I recorded the walk) are gained with minimum effort. The route down the stream in Dean Wood is unlikely to be dry at any time of year, but the woods and the stream are so attractive that it is worth putting up with it; just wear your gaiters. Otherwise the going is fairly easy, the climb back up being spread out and not at all challenging. Weekends could be busier, but I found the area, as always in mid-week, very tranquil.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside

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Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
12/03/2013 - Robert Hughes

Completed this excellent walk today. Due to the hard frost over the last few days the usually wet/boggy paths were easy to walk - even the Marshy section (between WM12 and WM13)caused little difficulty. So to avoid getting bogged down a clear frosty morning would be best. By lunchtime the ground was beginning to thaw and become less easy. Dean Wood was a delight - and the range of views from other parts of the walk were excellent. By the way the tree noted as crossing the path at WM 21 has now all but gone.

15/06/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Gordon Critchley. This walk was updated June 2006. Please note Jim DOES recommend gaiters as it is so wet!

08/06/2006 - GORDON CRITCHLEY

Did this walk 7/6/06. Luckily during a dry spell, soooo glad!!

Much, much more emphasis needed on just how boggy this walk is. It would definately be more than ankle deep during wet months. Don't attempt in anything less than high ankle, waterproof footwear.

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