Posted by: westlancashirerecord | May 29, 2017

Beacon Park

WLBC reckons there will be a real buzz around Beacon Country Park next Saturday, June 3 for visitors who take part in the Bee Safari , which starts from the Visitor Centre at 2pm. They can join a stroll around Beacon Country Park with the Rangers and experts from Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s “Plan Bee” project and find out more about local bees, their importance and what you can do to help them. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

And do you fancy learning more about traditional woodland management? Then come along to the Oak Bark Peeling event at Beacon Country Park on Sunday 4 June and Wednesday 7 June, between 10am and 3pm, starting from the Visitor Centre. You can join the Rangers and the Council’s resident coppice workers from Greenwood Twiggs to find out about the sustainable woodland management techniques in place around Beacon Country Park. You can also have a go at the traditional practice of oak bark peeling where strips of the precious bark are removed, bundled and whisked away to be used by the leather curing industry at Baker’s Tannery Colyton . J&FJ Baker is Britain’s only remaining traditional oak bark tannery. Its unique leather is favoured by distinguished shoemakers & top stables for its quality, durability & finish.

While you are there why not take the opportunity to meander onto the new 9hole golf course especially created as a landfill site  and still resembling a landfill site  after WLBC stated in 2015 that “Phase 3 of the development (formation of a 9 hole short course) has commenced with mounding and ridges being formed with inert infill and soil. It is expected that the infill and profiling work will be completed by Sept 2015”…and here we are in 2017  and it is still not finished. And as for this statement still advertised today that “The Driving Range at Beacon Park Golf Centre is the only under cover floodlit range in the local area. Why not come along and practice your swing in one of the 22 bays”…here it is today ! Some porkie pie that?

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