This walk takes you up a popular and delightful fell in the Forest of Bowland. The circular route runs for a distance of just under 4 miles and involves a moderate climb to the hill top.
Starting in the village of Scorton you follow country lanes and footpaths to the 215m summit, passing a pretty tarn on the way. From the summit there are fabulous views of the Fylde coast, Blackpool Tower, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. You descend through the lovely Grizedale, passing along Grizedale Reservoir and through peaceful woodland before returning to Scorton.
To extend your walking in the area you could try our Scorton Circular Walk and follow it Wyresdale Lake.
The Wyre Way long distance trail passes through the area too. You could follow the trail north and visit Scorton Lake and Wyre Lake, near the village.
Nicky Nook Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Nicky Nook Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
After your walk head into Scorton village and enjoy refreshments at the The Barn at Scorton (Postcode:PR3 1AU). The site includes a cafe and restaurant with a licensed bar. There's also a nice garden centre with outdoor seating to soak in the views of the surrounding countryside.
The hill is a popular place for dog walkers and The Barn is also dog friendly, but only in the eating area to the side of the main Barn.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the fell is the popular town of Garstang. Here you can pick up the Garstang Canal Walk and enjoy an easy stroll along the Lancaster Canal.
To the east is one of the finest climbs in the Forest of Bowland at the beautiful Parlick and Fair Snape Fell. Beacon Fell Country Park lies just to the south west and has well laid out woodland trails an a very good visitor centre/cafe. Naer here there's a bit of a hidden gem at Brock Bottom. Here you'll find a scenic picnic site next to the babbling River Brock. There's nice riverside trails and old mill ruins to see in this picturesque area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Forest of Bowland Walks page.