Our walk around Wycoller Country Park is just 2½ miles long. It is quite easy and has no particularly steep sections.
The walk includes sights around the park (ruins of Wycoller Hall, a 17th century barn, ancient bridges, and more). The Atom, a contemporary viewing platform, is also on the route.
One section of the walk crosses an open field. This can be quite muddy if it has been raining. It is not suitable for prams.
The walk starts at the Wycoller Country Park’s Trawden Road Car Park (postcode BB8 8SY). Modest parking fees apply.
From the car park follow the path that runs alongside the road to Wycoller village. After about 600 yards you will reach the village.
Walk through the village. You’ll see the fantastic Packhorse Bridge and the Clapper Bridge, two of many ancient bridges crossing Wycoller Beck.
There are plenty of interesting sights in the village; the ruins of Wycoller Hall and the Aisled Barn Visitor Centre. Our walk subsequently returns to the village so you can look at them now or later.
Find the track that starts behind the ruins of Wycoller Hall and follow it up the hill.
After 40 yards turn right through the opening in the wall and follow the path up the hill.
On the left you’ll see the path is lined with huge stone slabs. These walls are thought to date from medieval times. They were erected to separate cattle fields.
These days the fields are used for sheep.
After ¼ mile the path passes through a small valley.
Once out of the valley, go through the kissing gate and head up the hill.
On reaching The Atom you will be rewarded with amazing views of Wycoller and Pendle Hill.
From The Atom walk east down the hill, following the footpath towards the houses.
Follow the road between the houses.
You will see a gate. Go through it.
The route then goes through an open field. It is marked by wooden poles.
You then come to a gate in the wall near Parson Lee Farm. Go through it and cross the stream using the wooden bridge.
Once over the bridge, turn right and follow the track that runs alongside the stream.
You will soon come to Clam Bridge. This simple stone bridge is thought to be more than 1,000 years old. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Continue along the track for ¼ mile to reach Wycoller village. You can now explore the ruins of Wycoller Hall, visit the Aisled Barn Visitor Centre, or get something to eat at The Old Dairy cafe.
From the village, return along the initial route to the Trawden Road Car Park.