Nicky Nook walk


Me and the boys headed out for a walk I’ve done many times, but today we did it in reverse.  It’s about 3 miles and fairly easy to get up to the fell top (which stands at 215m) but still offers great views across Lancashire and Cumbria.

Parking at Nicky Nook is ample, there is a good road at the foot of the hill with spaces for about 15 cars.  And whilst Nicky Nook is one of the Forest of Bowland’s most popular fells, I have never seen every space taken.

We headed south at the Dog Kennels down Higher Lane and then walked along Grize Dale until we reached Grizedale Reservoir. We then then headed up to Nicky Nook top from the graffiti’d sign post (someone has imaginatively changed Fell End Farm to Bell End Farm).

It was a nice day weather wise, but a little hazy, so the views were limited compared with other visits, but this wasn’t a problem for me as it was still nice to get out and about. I noticed that the fell path leading back down to Higher Lane has recently undergone some restoration work – which is good.  Hopefully we’ll see similar with other badly maintained paths in the area.

Distance 3 miles
Time 1.5 to 2 hrs
Low Point About 70 metres
High Point About 215 metres
Terrain Fell tracks, good paths and roads
Bogs Some boggy parts but generally ok
Dogs Great dog walk
Estimated Calories burned 300 cals


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On this route
Higher Lane, The Kennels, Quarry Wood, Pedder’s Wood, Grize Dale, Grizedale Reservoir, The Tarn,