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Scar & Castlebeck Woods

A Woodland Trust wood
Harwood Dale

Scar & Castlebeck Woods

51.99 ha (128.47 acres)
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OS map sheets:
Explorer 27
OS Landranger 94
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Local parking difficult
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Grassland
  • Moorland
  • Wetland

These secluded woods straddle a steep ravine carved by the streams and small rivers that run off the moors. It is cited as one of the best inland exposures of dinosaur footprints. A public footpath provides good access but wellingtons recommended.