Beacon Hill Country Park
Beacon Hill Country Park
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely half day out
    Lovely park. Dog friendly. Toilets at both car parks. Lovely cafe with friendly staff and good range of food. Short and long walks depending on how long you want to be there. Nice pathways. July 2023 (it’s there until September) we visited the sculpture trail which is next to children’s playground - you have to look for it as not very well signed. It’s approx 1 miles and well worth a visit as such imaginative sculptures by some talented people. Look out for the tiny figures dotted about in trees …. All ages will love it. Flat paths through woods and lovely little labrynth. Parking is approx £4 but well worth it. Also has lovely picnic area and field with rare breed cows, sheep and alpacas in. Leicester council should be very proud of how they look after this attraction. Thank you
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • AmericaHolidaylover
    England, United Kingdom
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Def worth a visit
    Visited for PR. Stunning park with fabulous views. Really well cared for. Great for walking, running & horse riding. Def recommend this place. Just a couple of things can you sort yr card machine out,,, one week it won’t take card,, today it wouldn’t take contactless payment. Would also be nice if there was toilet paper provided. Little things but a big help.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Heather
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent visit.
    The park is as lovely as ever but the Sculpture trail was the icing on the cake. The grandchildren loved it, they're 10, 9 and 7. The sculptures were interesting alongside the evolution timeline. My favourite was definitely the ants on the wall created alongside Loughborough school pupils, but all were good. The children always also enjoy the labyrinth. We walked from the lower car park. All for the cost of the car park
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A walk through time
    I haven't been for 40 years, so this was a bit of a nostalgia trip as well. We parked in the Upper Car park as we were doing the seasonal sculpture trail. There are toilets and a play area, and from here you can walk round various trails, which are also multi use. Payment is by card, contactless or cash on departure. There are some permanent sculptures which we didn't do, but wandered a 2km circuit looking at the willow and modern art sculptures on display until 10th September. Some are really good, some not so. This trail also takes you through the geological and natural history of the site via information boards. This is definitely a place for families.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • mr_bukaroo
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice dog friendly walk
    Been for a lovely walk with the dogs today. To say this is on my door step and never been before is crazy. There is a decent tarmac path around the walk so there is no need to have to walk on the grass unless you want to (we did). Great views of the surrounding area and there is a dial on a plinth which explains what is in which direction. Met loads of dogs which my two loved and made new friends. Plenty of dog poo bins around. Parked in the upper car park and spent around two hours walking here, parking is paid for on way out by card or cash. Will be back again with the dogs soon.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
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Shirley E
Dronfield, UK397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Found it easily but it was very busy as it was a sunny Sunday and parking was on a ‘one out, one in’ basis.
Did the walk to the top of the hill and did the labyrinth.
Nice cafe but very very busy with a long queue.
Written 10 April 2024
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mr_bukaroo
Leicester, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Been for a lovely walk with the dogs today. To say this is on my door step and never been before is crazy. There is a decent tarmac path around the walk so there is no need to have to walk on the grass unless you want to (we did). Great views of the surrounding area and there is a dial on a plinth which explains what is in which direction. Met loads of dogs which my two loved and made new friends. Plenty of dog poo bins around. Parked in the upper car park and spent around two hours walking here, parking is paid for on way out by card or cash. Will be back again with the dogs soon.
Written 5 March 2024
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Tina R
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a fabulous afternoon walk today and even though New Year’s Day we felt a couple of dampners which could easily be addressed for families coming to visit. There was only two toilets at the cafe which was a ten deep constant que which wasn’t ideal with children (why no portaloos outside?) perhaps a hatch for drinks only for takeaway? When we arrived there was a huge que of 40 people at the payment for parking and when we came to leave at 3.20 still the same and this took 40 mins to pay.. maybe add an extra machine to ease this at busy times? This was the same at bottom end.. a real shame as this is the last thing the family remembers and not fair on tired youngsters or like us was made late to next appointment because of this wait. We love this park but always seem to encounter same issues whenever we come and feel so easily fixed for more enjoyable time
Written 1 January 2024
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dave a
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Lovely place to visit, let down today by a half-hour wait at the parking machine!

Needs further machines, or the ability to pay by phone
Written 1 January 2024
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Gena.25
Leicestershire, UK237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Ive heard often how lovely this area is and finally decided to check it out. It has two car parks; 1 high car park, which has toliets at this car park, and is closer to the top of beacon hill, 1 low car park where there is a small cafe, a disabled toliet with nappy changing, and a unisex toilet. Payment methods for the car park is paying by cash, card or phone, and you pay when you return to the car.
The cafe is dog friendly sells dog icecream £3, and sausages as available treats. Also serves cakes, icecreams, snacks, hot meals and various beverages.
The park itself has various walks where you often see horse riders using, most are wheelchair and pushchair accessible (it has some hills so be prepared to do some pushing)
It is dog friendly though we kept ours on the lead as there is some horse/cow muck which we didnt want them rolling in.
There are a number of wood carvings around the park.
If your into trees this is one country park you ought to visit.
This is an enjoyable place for all the family.
Written 17 September 2023
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hotel inspector
Coventry, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Great park with amazing views,really good trails to follow and plenty of information dotted around various areas
Written 16 September 2023
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danielgraham1989
Chandler’s Ford, UK243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Stopped for an hour on a long drive up to Yorkshire. Was perfect place for a pit stop - toilets, good parking and stunning views to enjoy while eating lunch
Written 2 September 2023
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,872 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I haven't been for 40 years, so this was a bit of a nostalgia trip as well. We parked in the Upper Car park as we were doing the seasonal sculpture trail. There are toilets and a play area, and from here you can walk round various trails, which are also multi use. Payment is by card, contactless or cash on departure.

There are some permanent sculptures which we didn't do, but wandered a 2km circuit looking at the willow and modern art sculptures on display until 10th September. Some are really good, some not so. This trail also takes you through the geological and natural history of the site via information boards.

This is definitely a place for families.
Written 27 August 2023
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Heather
Leicestershire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The park is as lovely as ever but the Sculpture trail was the icing on the cake. The grandchildren loved it, they're 10, 9 and 7. The sculptures were interesting alongside the evolution timeline. My favourite was definitely the ants on the wall created alongside Loughborough school pupils, but all were good. The children always also enjoy the labyrinth. We walked from the lower car park. All for the cost of the car park
Written 1 August 2023
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AmericaHolidaylover
England, UK183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Visited for PR. Stunning park with fabulous views. Really well cared for. Great for walking, running & horse riding. Def recommend this place. Just a couple of things can you sort yr card machine out,,, one week it won’t take card,, today it wouldn’t take contactless payment. Would also be nice if there was toilet paper provided. Little things but a big help.
Written 29 July 2023
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