Nicky Nook

Route info Easy (but steep ascent)
Distance 3 miles (approx)
Time 2 hours
Low Point 80m (approx)
High Point 215m (approx)
Height gain 135m (approx)
Terrain Road and good fell tracks
Bogs Minimal
Dogs Ok (on leads in places)
Cow count 0+
Enjoyment rating (5 = best) ★★★★

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*Calculated by Ordnance Survey GPS

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Health stats Approx
Steps taken 6,000
*Calories burned – 10 st – 140 lbs 223 cals
*Calories burned – 18 st – 252 lbs 401 cals

*Calories burned uses this calculator and is worked out as though we are walking ‘level’.  If inclines were added it should be higher.

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Nicky Nook information

Nicky Nook, Scorton (6)Nicky Nook sits on the very western edge of the Forest of Bowland, just over the motorway bridge from Scorton at the Priory.  Whilst there is no specific parking I have always parked on the road leading from Snowhill Lane to Higher Lane, making sure there is enough room for other car to pass.  In fact today when I parked mine was the only car but when I returned there were about thirty, so there should be plenty of room.

The short ascent is reasonably steep and great practice for hitting some bigger fells.  It is not too long until you’re passed The Tarn and arrive at the trig point at 215m.  The views are fantastic and on a clear day you can see the Lakes and even Isle of Man.

My route is straight up and straight down so after reaching the trig you come down off the fell and walk back along Grizedale Reservoir, which filters into Grizedale Brook.  This a great track which is ideal for the kids and dogs to have a run about!

After about 1km the track goes through a field and then onto Higher Lane.  Whilst this part is not exactly stunning – you are treated to some nice views across the Fylde, and arrive shortly back at your car.

On this route

Snowhill Lane, Higher Lane, Reservoir, The Tarn, Grizedale Reservoir, Grize Dale, The Kennels