Sunday, 22nd July 2012


Walk: Scorton, Snowhill Lane, Nicky Nook, Grizedale Reservoir, Fell End, Grizedale Bridge, Moor House, Burns Farm, Higher Lane, Grizedale Brook, Scorton Millennium Way
Start Point: Road side in Scorton Grid Ref: SD 501 487
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 1,090 feet
Weather: Mainly sunny Time: 4.75 hours
Comments: Following two weeks walking in Slovenia I decided on an easy walk today, and was joined by Marie and Sheila to follow a well known route over Nicky Nook. We were surprised to find that the top end of Snow Hill Lane had been closed to traffic - previous heavy rainfall had caused serious erosion at the sides of the road. After visiting the trig point on Nicky Nook we made our way to Grizedale Bridge then round the reservoirs to Barnacre Moor. From here we headed down to Pedder's Wood then decided to make our way across to the Millennium Way for our return to Scorton.

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Looking over Wyresdale and Scorton Lakes to the coast


Nicky Nook


Grizedale Bridge


Curly wurly!


The cows come to investigate what we are having for lunch . . .


and show off their eyelashes


Sheila bids them 'goodbye'


Heading down to Pedder's Wood


Throstle Nest Farm is now  new housing complex - the footpath has been re-routed around it


Not much Sunday afternoon traffic on the M6

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