A walk around a Royal Estate and along the River Wyre
Stone marker posts for the Wyre Way
Start of walk:
|Stoops Bridge, Abbeystead, SD56360 54351|
|9km / 5.5m|
|85m / 280'|
|Scorton & Dunsop Bridge|
This is a delightful walk and can be undertaken any time of the year, a circular walk visiting this beautiful landscape.
Initially we circumnavigate Abbeystead House before crossing farmland that probably hasn't changed in centuries. We visit 'The Shepherds Church' before reaching the River Wyre via Lentworth Hall returning upstream to Stoops Bridge.
Probably the biggest impact upon this landscape was the building of the reservoir, the engineering achievements are well represented at the fantastic curved weir wall, yet we also remember the 'Abbeystead Disaster' when 16 people were killed and 22 injured, they were attending a presentation in 1984 when an explosion ripped through the building.
The last part of the walk is through a woodland and wetland landscape teeming with wildlife.
'Careful of the trip wire' at the stile
The Shepherds Church
Curved weir wall, Abbeystead Reservoir
a small collection of the many 'Private' signs around Abbeystead, all of our route is on Public Paths with Right of Way
Download the two page guide, it makes an excellent companion for your walk and includes a map of the walk, GPS readings and a written commentary of the route & points of interest.
Ordnance Survey Map - view & print OS Map