Great Outdoors

Bluebell Wood – Pendle Heritage Centre

With Coronavirus restricting life inside, ever more people are moving to the great outdoors. The pcountryside surrounding Pendle Hill is a perfect place to enjoy.

A visit to the Pendle Heritage Centre can include a wander around the Walled Garden and Bluebell Wood before, perhaps, a walk along the Higherford Water Power Trail into the Pendle countryside or a gentler stroll through Barrowford Park.

Bluebell Wood Pendle Heritage Centre

Wycoller Country Park

A short drive eastwards on the M65 lies Wycoller Country Park, a wilder place to walk but where there are car parks, a takeaway and a visitor centre. Wycoller’s medieval vaccary walls, ruined hall, historic clothiers houses and ancient barns all enrich a great place for walkers. Much loved by the Brontë sisters of Haworth, Wycoller is also rich in birds and other wildlife.

Pendle Hill seen from the Wycoller Atom Panopticon
Old Pack Horse Bridge Wycoller