I've visited Wycoller many times now. I won't bother repeating what everyone else has said already, but I agree with all the great comments. It's just a perfect place to take kids on a hot Summer day as it's so shady - they can paddle in the river at the ford to keep cool then have a (great quality) ice cream cone from the tea room/craft centre. The facilities at Wycoller are excellent, there are clean modern toilets available up near the barn, you don't have to use the craft centre. The main reason I'm posting this review is to draw attention to the "Tramper" which I havent seen anyone mention and it really is a boon to those with mobility problems. The tramper is a specially designed four wheel drive all-terrain electric buggy which can be used off road and even on rough ground, mud and grass. It enables people who have difficulty walking to experience the countryside, woodlands and lakesides; and to accompany their friends and families when out walking. These trampers are free but you will need to book ahead. To book your tramper call 01772 533 919. When you get there, you will be given some instruction on how to use the tramper, before you set off and can enjoy a lovely "walk" that you wouldn't have been able to otherwise, due to mobility issues. The tramper has a high weight limit and it's very sturdy and comfortable to use. You don't have to have a blue badge or anything, so it's very accessible.
I'm no expert on birdlife but I am constantly delighted when at Wycoller - I've seen (and heard) my first woodpecker and watched a kingfisher doing the job it's named after. The people that live in the hamlet all seem very friendly and don't mind the sometimes large amount of tourists tramping around and sometimes peering in their windows! I always think of Wycoller as countryside for people that think countryside is boring - there is so much to delight here in a small area, that they can't fail to enjoy it.
I completely agree with another reviewer who said that there is a magical atmosphere in Wycoller. It's also very haunted and not always just inside the houses! But that is another story! Although the car park for the visitors is further up the lane that comes into the village, you can bring your car down if you're going to be using the Tramper, or if you have a disabled badge. Do say hello to Sabrina the resident black cat if you see her, she rules the roost in the village and is very friendly (unless you're another cat!).
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