A circular walk around the Lancashire village of Scorton. The route visits two pretty lakes and peaceful woodland with some moderate climbs providing great views from the high points.
It's a lovely area with quiet country lanes, good footpaths and fine views over the Forest of Bowland AONB.
The walk starts in the village centre and follows Snowhill Lane past Wyresdale Lake. The route then turns right, passing Potter's Hill Wood before turning south to Grizedale Reservoir. Follow paths along the northern side of the water before picking up a path along the Grizedale Brook through Grizedale Woods. The route then follows Tithe Barn lane back into the village centre.
The walk passes close to Nicky Nook, a 215 metre fell which provides wonderful views to the Fylde coast, Blackpool Tower, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. You can pick up a path to the summit from Grizedale Reservoir in order to extend the walk.
The Wyre Way long distance trail passes through the area. You could follow the trail north and visit Scorton Lake and Wyre Lake, near the village.
Scorton Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Scorton Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Scorton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Scorton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Scorton
- Nicky Nook - This circular walk takes you up a popular and delightful fell in the Forest of Bowland
- Wyre Way - Follow the course of the River Wyre from Fleetwood to Abbeystead Reservoir on this 45 mile waymarked walk in Lancashire.
- Garstang Canal Walk - A circular walk around the Lancashire town of Garstang, taking in the Lancaster Canal, Greenhalgh Castle and the River Wyre
- Parlick and Fair Snape Fell - This walk from Parlick Fell to Fair Snape Fell is considered one of the loveliest in the Forest of Bowland
- Beacon Fell Country Park - Explore 271 acres of woodland, moorland and farmland in the Forest of Bowland AONB
- Calder Vale - This peaceful little village is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB.
- Longridge Fell - Enjoy a walk to the summit of England's most southerley fell on this wonderful circular walk in the Forest of Bowland
- Brock Bottom - This walk visits Brock Bottom near Garstang in the Forest of Bowland AONB
- Dolphinholme - This pretty Lancashire village sits on the edge of the Forest of Bowland AONB
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the south east there's the delightful village of Calder Vale to visit. It's a lovely place for a stroll with views of the River Calder, a village pond, bluebells woods, and the historic Lappet Mill, an old cotton weaving mill which is still in use.
Just to the north is neghbouring Dolphinholme where there's some historic old mill buildings and a fine local pub for refreshments.