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Scorton is a small rural village situated in Lancashire, England, about 8 miles south of Lancaster and 13 miles north of Preston. Scorton is in the Forest of Bowland and is popular with day visitors, walkers and cyclists.
Scorton meaning ‘farmstead near a ditch or ravine’ is a village in the parish of Nether Wyresdale, along the road from Garstang. It was developed around the cotton mill and railway in the nineteenth century, although there are records of the village and catholic church in Scurton, or Scorton, tracing back to the 17C.
Today the village is a popular destination for walkers and cyclists seeking refreshment at The Priory, together with visitors to The Barn and Wyresdale Park. Nearby landmark Nicky Nook is a popular climb, and the fisheries at Wyreside Lake and Cleveley Mere are well worth a visit too.
Scorton is on the banks of the River Wyre and is particularly fortunate in its location, being only a short way from the A6 and yet on the edge of the Forest of Bowland which is a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
For information on the history of Scorton visit www.scorton-lancs.co.uk
For information on Scorton, North Yorkshire visit www.scorton.com