The Forest of Trawden includes the wonderfully picturesque Wycoller Country Park and the two other former townships of Winewall and Trawden (which includes Beardshaw). We have been studying this area in depth for many years, including the famous "vaccary walls", the vernacular farms and the five medieval vaccaries of Over and Nether Beardshaw, Winewall and Over and Nether Wycoller.
In 2004 the Archaeology Group carried out a conservation area assessment for Pendle Borough Council which helped establish the case for the Trawden Forest Conservation Area. The assessment can be seen and downloaded here,
and a map of the conservation area can be found here,
Since then our understanding of the vaccaries has increased, new boundaries have been established and others revised. We are currently working on a history of the forest and parish. We are very grateful to countryside warden Peter Short and Lancashire County Council for their continued support and the use of their buildings.