Scorton, Dolphinhome and the River Wyre

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This largely flat walk is characterised largely by water – streams, the River Wyre and lakes formed after gravel and sand extraction. Consequently it may be muddy, but as I have walked it only in winter, on one occasion when the ground was frozen, I am unable to give an assessment of the terrain in summer. There are some short stretches on lanes and on farm tracks, also now surfaced, so that there is some compensation. There are good views of the fringes of Bowland and the potential of birdlife; there are buzzards around and other birds on the lakes and streams. It is also fairly quiet as most other walkers, naturally, choose to climb Nicky Nook and all in all, it makes a very satisfying day out.

England - North England - Lancashire - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
27/05/2012 - Lorraine Stevenson

We just did this walk today and found the directions were perfect, the walk was fabulous and the weather was glorious. Perfect day, thanks :)

24/09/2011 - Chris Baines

An excellent walk for anybody who doesn't like hills. I particularly enjoyed the return route from Dolphinholme, even though some paths were pretty muddy.

28/07/2011 - Michael and Marian Vaughn

Scorton is accessed by taking the 40 or 41 Preston to Lancaster service and alighting at Station Lane, Cabus. It is about a mile (a 15 minute walk) to The Priory. Beautiful walk and very easy to follow. However, as it is July, some of the paths were very overgrown. Mike found, to his cost, that wearing shorts, even on a lovely day, is not always the best option!!

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