GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wycoller Country Park

3 miles (4.4 km)

Enjoy a lovely walk through the beauitful Wycoller Country Park in Pendle. The park has a number of footpaths taking you along Wycoller Beck to Bank House and the remains of Wycoller Hall. There are great views of the Pendle Hill and a stroll through the delightful Wycoller Village to enjoy. No cars are allowed in the village and many of the old buildings remain preserved, making it a particularly peaceful and special place. The area has strong links with the Bronte sisters who referred to many of the nearby landmarks in books such as 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Jane Eyre'. The park is located just a couple of miles east of Colne.
If you wish to continue your walk both the Pendle Way and Bronte Way walking routes run through the park.

Postcode

BB8 8SX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Wycoller Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wycoller Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Wycoller Craft Centre has some nice tea rooms where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk. It's in a lovely spot with a pretty garden area where you can sit outside and enjoy a scone with views of the little stream. Thefamily run business can be found in the heart of Wycoller village at postcode BB8 8SY for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The park and surrounding area is a great place for a dog walk so you'll probably bump into plenty of other owners on a fine day. The tea rooms mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The climb to Boulsworth Hill starts from Wycoller. The hill is located a few miles south of the park and includes the summit of Lad Law, which stands at 1,696ft (517m). It's a great viewpoint and well worth the climb.
To the west of the park there are some nice waterside trails around the two Foulridge Reservoirs.
For more walks in the area see the South Pennines Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bridges, Wycoller Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 608552

Clapper and packhorse bridges over Wycoller Beck in the park

Wycoller Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1168150

This is a very popular destination on a summer weekend. Less so mid-week in February save for this group of ramblers (having lunch on the picnic benches outside the toilets) and a passing Geograph-er.

Wycoller country park, Pendle hill in the background - geograph.org.uk - 1256534

Wycoller country park, Pendle hill in the background

Atom Panoptican

Pendle's Panopticon, 'Atom', rests on the hillside above Wycoller village in the park. Constructed in ferro-cement with a surface coating of metal-based paint, it is both a striking contemporary viewing point and shelter from which to enjoy Pendle's glorious scenery, and an intriguing and beautiful object which can be viewed from afar. From inside, its circular viewing spaces frame spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, and an initially hidden, polished steel ball reflects back those views to the visitor.

Wycoller Hall - geograph.org.uk - 640653

Wycoller Hall. The ruins of the old hall thought to be the inspiration for 'Ferndean Manor' inCharlotte Bronte's novelJane Eyre.

Clapper Bridge, Wycoller - geograph.org.uk - 1282261

The Hall Bridge or Weavers' Bridge across Wycoller Beck

Wycoller Craft Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1168174

Wycoller Craft Centre - enjoy a bite to eat in these lovely tea rooms

Video

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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