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Scout Scar Limestone Ridge
Introduction to Walk 2721

Photo from the walk - Scout Scar Limestone Ridge

Nat Park - Lake District - Lake District Lesser Fells

County/Area - Cumbria

Author - Dave Melling

Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km

Ascent - 820 feet / 248 metres

Grade - easy/mod

This Lake District walk near the National Park boundary starts near the village of Brigsteer and climbs onto the limestone ridge of Scout Scar, which is well known for its 360 degree panoramas over Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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