Sunday, 31st January 2010




Walk: Garstang, Grize Dale, Grizedale Reservoir, Nicky Nook, Scorton and return to Garstang.
Start Point: Garstang riverside car park Grid Reference: SD 493 454
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 1,140 feet
Time: 5 hours    
Weather: Dull and frosty to start but sunny and warmer as the day proceeded.
Comments: As we left the ducks at the car park it was frosty, but no sign of the dusting of snow that we had in the Fylde over night, but at least the ground was firm as we crossed the fields to the railway and motorway. Once over these we continued to Grize Dale, stopping for a coffee, before the steady climb up to the Grizedale Reservoir. As we climbed up to the trig point on Nicky Nook the sun was out and most of us stopped to take off a layer or two of insulation. Once we arrived at the trig point the view was excellent. Lunch was taken in some convenient depression, nice and sunny but a bit cool without the previous exertions. It was then down to Scorton, before passing by the church and over the fields to Woodacre Great Wood, back over the motorway and railway, to the River Wyre which we followed back to the car park in Garstang.

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Ducks greet us and see us off having cadged a snack


Sue sets off and its frosty


Sun is there somewhere


Hazelhead Lane


Coffee stop at Long Crossey Wood


Heading into Grize Dale


Grisedale Reservoir . . .


and looking down to it as we make our way up to Nicky Nook


Time to take off a layer or two . . .


and set off again with Calder & Oakenclough Fells in the distance


Group at the trig point


View over the tarn to Heysham & Black Combe . . .


  and the University


Lunch on Nicky Nook


Small reservoir as we descend . . .


and pass The Kennels


Nearing Scorton


Scorton church


Rian and John leave Woodacre Great Wood


Water board bridge over the River Wyre


Just as well he was not too close


River barrage . . .





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