Sunday, 19th February 2012
Snow Hill lane, Nicky Nook,
Fell End Farm, Grizedale Bridge, Barnacre Moor, Burns Farm, Woodacre
Pasture, Tithe Barn Brook to Snow Hill Lane
||Roadside parking in Scorton Village
||SD 502 487
||Cold and frosty at first
with no wind, sunny all day, very clear air
||26 walkers accompanied the leader 'Rob'
on what was a perfect day. The overnight frost had hardened the
ground sufficiently to keep away some of the mud and the sunshine
and clear air ensured good views all day. Setting off up Snow Hill
Lane we were crossing the M6 bridge when a car stopped. The occupant
turned out to be the owner of a newly refurbished cafe called 'The
Apple Store' further up the lane on the Wyresdale estate. Obviously
he had an eye for business as he invited the group up there after
the walk (rumour has it that a discount was mentioned!).
Proceeding up the lane to the estate entrance and passing signs for
the aforementioned tea room we made our way up and over Nicky Nook
before descending towards Grizedale reservoir. Turning left onto the
track at the foot of the hill it was up to Fell End Farm and then on
to Grizedale Bridge. A short road walk then took us on past the
radio masts on Barnacre Moor to return to Grizedale Brook via Burns
farm. From here a short climb to Tithe Barn Lane and a woodland path
beside Tithe Barn Brook took us back to Snow Hill lane and the cars.
Several members drove up to the cafe where they enjoyed some very
tasty homemade cakes and generous amounts of tea sitting outside in
the tranquil woodland surroundings of the Wyresdale estate (See
photographs for pictures of 'The Apple Store cafe' and the house).
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
Crossing the M6
Along Snow Hill Lane
Reservoir on the way up Nicky Nook
Does anyone know what this is?
Nicky Nook summit
Heysham power station with Black Combe in the distance
Leaving the trig point . . .
to take elevenses . . .
above Grizedale Reservoir
Intricate carving on the memorial seat at the bottom of the hill
A brown hare keeps a low profile on the other side of the field . . .
while these lambs remind us that . . .
spring is just around the corner
Heading down a steep incline . . .
to the newly refurbished Wyresdale park . . .
and a nice tea room with an open fire!!
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