This is an outstanding walk not too taxing with few stiles and good paths through wonderful scenery.Variety being the spice of life this walk has it in spades,starting from the pretty village of Scorton at The Barn where refreshments may be had.
Passing the St Peter's church then under the M6 the walk starts to unfold and reveals its beauty,passing multicoloured Rhododendrons near Slean End.The path through the Grizedale is joined at Pedder's Wood which follows a well worn trail up to the small reservoir at the foot of the wonderfully named Nicky Nook,was its name lifted from Ken Dodd's homeland of Knotty Ash?
The walk continues on a broad track to reach Fell Foot Farm where another change of scenery beckons with the moors of the Grizedale Fells,part of the Forest of Bowland. A delightful path ascends the flanks of the fell and provide panoramic views towards the fells of Clougha Pike. In August the path is smothered by brilliant Heather and Bilberry.
The path off the fell descends alongside Foxhouses Brook to Dale Head and onto the tarmac through the village of Street before joining the Wyre Way at Street Bridge. This delightful path follows the course of the Wye as it meanders through a maze of lakes with names like Sunnyside, Fox's,and Cleveley Mere.
The path crosses many footbridges(including the M6, this does not spoil the otherwise quiet rural scenery)and a couple of stiles before returning to Scorton
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