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
18/10/2022 - Graham Moss

Walked 15/10/22 The footbridge across the M6 at WP26 was demolished in Jan 2019 and there is no access across the motorway at this point. Have contacted Lancashire PROW team and got the following reply: "The footbridge was removed by Highways England because of safety concerns and the path is in the process of being formally diverted. The County Council has completed works to provide some of the alternative route and I understand one of the landowners has some works to be completed on their own land but a route should be available and signed through the site. If the signs have been removed please let me know and the Public Rights of Way Team will look into this."

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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