Walk: Scorton

Map of walk.
Map of walk.

We start with a tramper trail through Grizedale.

A tramper is a specially designed all terrain buggy which is capable of traversing ground at a top speed of 5 mph.

They are robust and simple to use.

Across the county there are a number of points where trampers can be hired for a nominal fee.

From the post office turn right towards Garstang along Gubberford Lane for 300yds.

Turn left into Tithebarn Lane. This dips beneath the M6 motorway and then climbs up for half a mile to Higher Lane. Turn left.

Higher Lane is well named for soon superb views open out towards Morecambe Bay to the west.

Keep on Higher Lane for the next one and a half miles as it contours below Nicky Nook.

When you reach a junction with a farm lane turn right.

Continue for 250yds. Where the lane bears left down to Fell End Farm keep ahead joining a bridleway through a metal gate (the first obstacle since leaving the post office but there are six more as you pass through Grizedale to reach Higher Lane so support is advisable).

Here marks the end of tarmac too. At first the track passes between pastures.

After the track enters woodland it soon reaches a northern arm of Grizedale Reservoir to the left.

After a gate near the dam end of the reservoir the track divides. Take the left fork.

With a stream on your right gently descend through this lovely valley.

After three quarters of a mile the way reaches more open ground to the right.

After a metal gate close to a footbridge over the steam, turn right to cross the open ground (the only truly off road part of the route) to a tree line track leading up to Higher Lane. A wooden gate leads onto the road. Turn right for Tithe Barn Lane.