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“Beautiful area - good walking”

Wycoller Village & Country Park
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Colne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Has ruins of Wycoller Hall and old bridges across the beck which may be 1000 years od. The village has been restored and is between Colne and Haworth and the Hall is thought to feature as Ferndean Manor in Jane Eyre.
Burnley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful area - good walking”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

It is a beautiful area with lovely walks and historic buildings. There is a lovely tea room too.
Lovely old bridge and shallow river which children can paddle in. Nature area with ponds and bird feeders

Visited June 2014
Thank Sue H
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“a moment back in time”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Wycollar visitor centre, a must have walk for the kids and even better if you have a dog, bit off the beaten track so you either know , already about it, or you need to find it and this the hard bit
The restored barn is an amazing wood framed structure and has been beautifully and sympathetically restored to a work of art,
The nearby ruins of an impressive house from long ago are accessible to the general public to explore but please keep the kids FROM CLIMBING all over it , there is a sign saying this but I cant believe how so many ignore it , much to the poor guide/information women's distress at having to go out every five minutes to ask the kids to come off, whats left of the building has been preserved but after that, they cant touch it, if something falls down or off it, it stays off so it really is important not to clamber over it and dislodge to old stone
Then there is a lovely smal land safe river/ stream for the kids to paddle and fish, in shady area
so take a towel and the all important welliies if you don't like barefoot
The visit is completed by a lovely period café selling simple refreshments and the all important dairy ice-cream
for the more adventurous plenty off paths and hill walks, why not bring a picnic
for the ultimate inexpensive back to basics day out

Visited April 2014
3 Thank outanaboutFylde
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Colne, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to visit”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

You should come here lovely walks and great views and a little bit of history. Niice cale too...........

Visited March 2014
Thank monumentchaser
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Glasgow, Scotland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful, haunted, historical hamlet”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

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!).

Visited April 2014
2 Thank IBelongToGlasgow
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An easy way to spend some time”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Wycoller is an unspoiled, yet visitor-friendly, place to explore. Largely traffic free (visitors park outside the village and walk down the purpose built pathway) it exudes an air of history and mystery............ The river, with its ancient bridges, the ruins, the Aisled Barn, with its enthusiastic, knowledgeable volunteers, the duck-pond, the picnic areas and the old cafe, with its gorgeous home made food, all combine to make it easy to while away a few hours. Wycoller is also the starting (and/or finishing) point for some good walking in this beautiful area. The children love it.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank SueC1010
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