|Route info||Easy (but steep ascent)|
|Distance||3 miles (approx)|
|Low Point||80m (approx)|
|High Point||215m (approx)|
|Height gain||135m (approx)|
|Terrain||Road and good fell tracks|
|Dogs||Ok (on leads in places)|
|Enjoyment rating (5 = best)||★★★★★|
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Nicky Nook information
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