‘Easter cancelled’ at Wycoller due to snow

Nick Osborne, from Lancashire County Council’s Countryside Service, said: “Due to severe road conditions on the lanes leading to Wycoller Country Park, the county council has reluctantly cancelled events over the Easter weekend.

“We advise visitors not to put themselves at risk by trying to reach the country park in Winewall Road or Rock Lane from Trawden.

“Our highways team dug a route into Wycoller village on Sunday evening, after it had been cut off for a number of days, but it remains a single track route cut through deep snow drifts, with very few passing places and is not suitable for normal traffic.

“All events at Wycoller have been cancelled, including the Easter egg painting and rolling events.

“This is obviously very disappointing as the Easter break is a great time to be visiting the countryside, but we can’t have visitors using the roads to Wycoller at the moment because they remain hazardous.”

Events at other countryside sites are expected to carry on as normal. These are: Saturday, March 30th, Birds of Prey, noon to 3pm, Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell; Wednesday, April 3rd, Rhododendron Burning, 10-30am to 2-30pm, Spring Wood, Whalley, a conservation work day involving the removal and burning of an “alien invader”; Wednesday, April 3rd, Easter Trail, 11am to 3pm, Bowland Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell,

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