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Scar Close

This is one of several classic areas of bare limestone pavement in this part of the National Park. It lies within the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve and is looked after by Natural England. It is much photographed because of the windswept hawthorn trees that are scattered over it, twisted and gnarled by the harsh conditions.

This site requires a permit to visit. These are available free of charge by contacting the NNR Team at Colt Park Barn. NNR staff are usually on the site each weekday between 9am and 5pm, and sometimes at weekends and Bank Holidays. Call the reserve manager on 01524 242021 for further information.

Visit Ingleton

Information about Ingleton for visitors (links to external website)

Get outdoors

Find out about walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding

Nature in the Dales

Our Nature in the Dales website contains information about over 150 species and 14 priority habitats found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.