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Whitbarrow Scar - Female Devon RedWhitbarrow is situated on a carboniferous limestone ridge overlooking the Lyth Valley approximately eight kilometres to the south-west of Kendal. It lies within the Lake District National Park. The Forestry Commission’s holding extends to 445 hectares, most of which is part of Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve (NNR).

The wider Whitbarrow massif is a popular walking area; much of which, including the FC’s Farrer’s Allotment, is now designated open access land, under the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CRoW). The whole area is well served with public footpaths, permissive paths and a host of other paths and tracks. Legal public access to the FC’s leasehold land is currently only along public footpaths.Wood Sorrel and Ash regeneration. Whitbarrow. North West England FD

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