Beacon Hill Loughborough Reviews
Loughborough's hidden countryside Mar 27, 2009
I love this place, it's like returning to my Yorkshire routes whilst staying in Leicestershire.
Beacon Hill is a country park in the National Forest just outside Loughborough and as the name suggests it is based around a hill with a beacon.
It's a nice quite get away (a lot busier on weekends!) from the fairly dull area of Loughborough for some walking, running (watch out for Paula Radcliffe!) or short climbs and playing on rocks. There is also a 'Labyrinth' close to the bottom car park which is great if your a big kid like me and like to explore/play and climb trees. Scattered around the park are also a number of wood carvings which are very impressive.
For animal lovers you can see llama and long horn cattle roaming around.
Random fact for you - maximum height of 248 m, it's the second highest point in Leicestershire after Bardon Hill.
On a clear day you can see over into Nottinghamshire (although the sight of Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station is the nicest!), Belvoir Castle as well as the hills in the Peak district.
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