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Smardale Nature Reserve now comprises three separate nature reserve that collectively occupy a 8km/5mile section of the disused railway line that once ran from Tebay to Darlington. Rich in wildlife and flowers, look out for Red squirrels and Roe deer

Nature Reserve

Kirby Stephen

PARKING-Smardale nearest postcode: CA17 4NY

MILES- 3 miles return to the viaduct

FACILITIES- No facilities

TERRAIN-Excellent maintained paths on the main path but options for a circular with muddy and steeper sections

Easy walking suitable on main route

This is a great walk in all weathers, great maintained path all the way to the viaduct, lots of wild flowers in spring/summer. We were also lucky enough to see a red squirrel.

The viaduct was closed last time we visited due to safety, but there is a option thats not buggy friendly to take the path on the left from the viaduct that crosses a small bridge to return on the opposite side past the old lime kilns.

Easy walking in a tranquil enviroment.

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