Reston Scar, Staveley

Today’s walk took us to Reston Scar, which is just above Staveley village.  We must’ve driven past this mini mountain a million times, but for some reason, we’d never managed to get up there!  It’s a beautiful 2 mile circular loop walk, taking in Black Crag and Reston Scar.  With views out over Ings, Staveley and the mountains beyond.

The weather was due to stay dry in the morning, so we headed off first thing before the rain and clouds came.  Note, if you’re doing this walk during rainfall or after rain, it can be very muddy, take your wellies, or prepare to wash your boots!

We parked, for free, on the roadside in Staveley at grid reference 470986 on OS map OL7 (Silver Street, but you could park anywhere really).  You can start the walk anywhere along this stretch of road.  We walked anti-clockwise, but it’s just as suitable to walk it clockwise too.  Here is the full route map:


The walk is just over 2 miles long and takes in 600 feet of climb, see all our photos below.  Our 7 and 5 year olds managed it easily.  The jewel in the crown for this walk is Staveley playground and the Eagle and Child pub at the end!  The kids played for ages, whilst we sat in the beer garden, watching them from across the stream.  Nice food, and good value specials.

Walks near here include Staveley Village walk, Orrest Head and School Knott.

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