As part of the outreach programme of this historic landscape project
a survey was undertaken at Beacon Fell Country Park in June 2002. The
survey revealed that the most popular locations for visitors were not
surprisingly Beacon Fell, the Vale of Loud, Pendle, Bleasdale and the
Bowland Fells. Perhaps unexpectedly the perceived main threat to the landscape
were farming and planting of conifers. Considering the fact that Beacon
Fell is largely conifer plantation there appears to be some contradictory
responses to questions asked.
However, in favour of the work the AONB team is doing in identifying
important boundaries in the AONB, stone-walls were identified as key features
of the landscape alongside track ways and woodland. Further surveys will
take place in High Bentham in 2002.
For further details contact Jo Clarke on 01772 264025