Scorton Sunday 27th January 2008

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Jean Thomas     Distance: 10 miles

From Scorton village, we walk along Snowhill Lane, through Wyresdale Park to Foxhouses, past the Fisheries, coming out on to the lane at Street Bridge. We turn right to Bracken Lea and to a path which will lead us to Harrisend Fell and Grizedale Bridge. Up the lane now until we pass Grizedale Lea Reservoir and follow farm tracks to Burns Farm, then Higher Lane and back to Scorton.

Moderate Leader: Chris Cox     Distance: 8 miles

Scorton – Snowhill Lane – Nicky Nook – Fell End Farm – Harrisend Fell – Foxhouses Brook – Taylors Farm – Wyre Lake – Ashbournes – Scorton Lake – Scorton.
I hope the rain has stopped for a few days before we go on this walk, otherwise expect wet and muddy going! We tackle the only hill I could find, Nicky Nook, but it’s not a steep climb, just enough to get your heart going! The walk takes us over farm and fell land, and we cross the River Wyre a couple of times on the route. As always, the weather will decide how much fun we have.

Leisurely Leader: Derek Lee     Distance : 7 miles

A short sharp 200 feet climb will take us out of the village and under the motorway. This is shortly followed by an easier 250 feet climb up the length of Grizedale valley. After a brief respite, another 200 feet climb to the east of Fell End to enjoy the views of Morecambe bay. For the second half of the walk it’s downhill (nearly) all the way, coming close to the river near Wyre Lake then following easy footpaths back to Scorton.

Easy Leader: Denise Holden     Distance: approx. 5 miles

Starting from The Priory we will go up a steep incline up Snowhill Lane (sorry, but this is the only steep hill). The rest of the walk is pretty much flat, taking in extensive views of Wyresdale Lake, the Fylde Plain, and Morecambe Bay.