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Irthing Gorge Woodland

A Woodland Trust wood
Gilsland

Irthing Gorge Woodland

Size:
33.62 ha (83.08 acres)
Grid ref:
NY634685
OS map sheets:
Explorer 43
OS Landranger 86
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Features and attractions

  • Broadleaved woodland
  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Local parking difficult
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old
  • Moorland

This ancient woodland lines the steep slopes of a deep gorge chiseled by the River Irthing, with Crammel Linn waterfall at its head. Red squirrels and badgers inhabit the gorge, alongside a varied bird population and a rich mix of woodland plants.