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 . . .

 

Reflections

 

De-booting!

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