Scorton - Bowland - Nicky Nook

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The walk begins by crossing pastures and then uses some lanes, before a traverse of the very edge of the moors of the Forest of Bowland. More pastures lead to the little summit of Nicky Nook before the return through fields to Scorton.

England - North England - Lancashire - Countryside


Birds, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
17/03/2019 - TIM Atlay

WP 5/6 where you walk through the enclosed footpath after heavy rain was flooded and we had to balance in the fence to get a way past. Maybe the residents do not like the footpath which a grid would easily solve.

03/10/2016 - Graham Moss

Walked 01/10/2016. Another excellent walk in this area to add to my list. Not being in favour of road walking I started the walk by walking up Snowhill Lane (next to the Priory Tearoom) and where the road turns sharp right I went straight ahead on to a good hard surface bridle path through Wyresdale Park picking up the original route at Waypoint 4. The stile at Waypoint 15 is partial hidden behind a large hedge. Look for a small gap in the hedge directly opposite the small gate at the front of the cottage. There is a footpath sigh on the left partially hidden in the hedge pointing to a footpath on the right. If you see this sign you have just gone past the Waypoint. The bridle path at Waypoint 17 has a sign post but it is not immediately visible till you turn onto the bridleway. However there are other clear signs pointing to Lane Head. Between Waypoint 21 and 22 a large cairn has been constructed approx halfway along the path. It is not marked on the map and I have not been able to find any information about it but it doesn't look that old. Route from the stile at Waypoint 23 is a bit tricky due to overgrown vegetation (over waist high in places) and very rough terrain. Keep the left corner of the farm building in view and just push your way forward through the vegetation as best as you can. As I have been up Nicky Nook on several occasions I decided to explore the path between Waypoint 26 and Waypoint 30 and found it to be a decent woodland walk. Good alternative to climbing Nicky Nook if the weather is inclement. Only downside to the whole walk was the Priory tea room which I had been to before without any problems. Hot chocolate that would have done muster as dishwater and Victoria sponge cake that was served warm. You have been warned!

24/01/2013 - Timothy Parkinson

Did this walk on Sunday 20/01/13. First use of a Walkingworld route which i had downloaded on to view ranger on my Iphone. I was very impressed of the ease of use and only had a couple of hiccups, which were my fault for not reading the waypoints correctly! We struggled between waypoints 21-22 due to the snow to pick up the path but other than that I would highly recommend the walk. It took us 5 hours to complete this route including a couple of stops to take on supplies

08/08/2007 - Catherine Ballard

Beautiful walk with a bit of everything! Can easily be extended in varoius ways- we added a loop via Burn Farm and Birk Farm that was well worth it. If you get the bus from Lancaster, it stops where the footpath, en route to Scorton, crosses the A6 by a garage. We didn't know the area, and got off too soon.

04/07/2005 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

By bus from Preston or Lancaster (40 or 41) alight at Gubberford Lane and walk the 1.5 miles into Scorton. This adds 3 miles to the journey but it is worth every step. Wild moorland, the summit of Nicky Nook, woodland, valleys, streams, pastures - this walk has everything. Not the easiest we have done but certainly one of the best.

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