Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wycoller on TV

Picture of moors above WycollerWycoller will appearing on TV over the next two Saturdays (19 and 26 March) during More4’s walking weekends. Ten specially commissioned short films will be shown between the programmes showcasing some of the UK’s most beautiful locations to go for a walk.

Viewers are invited to get lost in a landscape for one minute while a famous voice accompanies them with a reading of prose or poetry.

The warm and familiar tones of actors Michael Sheen, Phyllis Logan, Amanda Burton, Sean Bean, David Harewood and Nicola Walker are heard over gorgeous scenery offering a much needed moment to pause and take in what the natural world on our doorstep has to offer, from The Highlands of Scotland to a Pine Forest in Kent – and Wycoller.

The films will be broadcast as bookends to Walking Through History, Walking The Himalayas, Coastal Walks With My Dog and feature film Downhill across the channel’s weekend of walking programming.

For the technical amongst you these short films between programmes are known as ‘interstitials’ – you learn something every day!

The 10 films feature the following locations and texts:

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye – In Praise of Walking by Thomas A. Clark – Read by Phyllis Logan

Camusdarach Beach, The Highlands – Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron – Read by Phyllis Logan

Slieve Donard via Glen River, County Down – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis – Read by Amanda Burton

Causeway Coast Way, County Antrim – The Irish Sketchbook by William Makepeace Thackeray – Read by Amanda Burton

Dovedale, Derbyshire – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame Read by Sean Bean

Buttermere, Cumbria – The Words of Alfred Wainwright – Read by Nicola Walker

Rhaeadr-fawr (Aber Falls), Gwynedd – Leisure by W.H. Davies Read by Michael Sheen

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey – The Moment by Kathleen Raine – Read by Michael Sheen

Wycoller Country Park, Lancashire – Stanzas by Emily Bronte – Read by Sean Bean

Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent – Leaf and Tendril by John Burroughs – Read by David Harewood

Easter Eggs-travaganza


The Friends of Wycoller are pressing ahead with a full programme of events for 2016.
Details of the programme will appear soon, but we will be kicking off on Easter weekend, Sunday, March 27, with a day of traditional activities. From 10am – noon there will be Easter Egg painting for children in the Pepper Hill Barn followed by the famous Trawden Show Duck Race in the stream at 2pm.
From 3-4pm things get even more traditional with egg rolling down a steep slope – with prizes for the winners – meet at the Aisled Barn.
Don’t forget to bring your own hard boiled egg.

Sean Bean and Wycoller to star on TV

Filming with a drone at Wycoller
Watch out for Wycoller appearing on TV – again. The village and surrounding area has appeared in everything from The Railway Children film to cookery programmes and Tony Robinson’s Walking Through History to Hidden Villages with one-time resident Penelope Keith.
Recently a crew from True North TV were filming for a short video to appear alongside a day of walking programmes which will be broadcast soon on More4. They used a drone-mounted camera to film a slow-motion piece along a footpath close to the Panopticon. The soundtrack of the film will include actor Sean Bean reading a section from Wuthering Heights.
If we get to know when it will be shown, we’ll let you know – but keep your eyes peeled!