Walk 1 - Walk 1 - Middlesmoor - Scar House Circular - 9 miles - 4 hours - Excellent views of Upper Nidderdale Park in Middlesmoor car park if space permits or arrive by bus on selected Sundays. Return to Nidderdale Walks
On leaving the carpark bear right and
proceed up the rough vehicle track known as In Moor Lane and over the
hill passing through a gate en-route. The track descends steeply to reach
Scar House Reservoir. Turn right along the road and at the dam turn left.
Crossing over the dam bear briefly left on other side and then sharp right
after 200m or so along Carle Fell Road [track]. Follow the track up the
hill. After a while the track levels out.
Proceed maintaining the same contour on the track with abrupt intervention of Woo Gill. After Woo Gill the preference is to bear right maintaining the vehicle track. Avoid dropping onto the lower path which forks off at this point. After 500m or so the track passes a shooting house and climbs slightly uphill to join a further track. Bear right and continue following Dale Edge, a vehicle track along the contour around the edge of Lofthouse Moor for some 3½ miles until a further shooting house is reached. This rather resembles a small church.
Important note:- Whilst the author has taken every care in assembling the information on this site, no responsibility can be accepted for any error or omission herein. If in any doubt walkers should consult the relevant OS map.
This page was last updated on 14-May-2020
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