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Whitbarrow Scar can be seen from Beech Hill House and this photograph was taken from one of the rooms at the front.
Whitbarrow is an abrupt ridge of limestone which was once a bank of an ancient sea inlet with the other bank being Scout Scar, which runs parallel to it. The valley that runs in between the two scars is the Lyth Valley.
The Scar with its exceptional limestone pavement has been designated a National Nature Reserve and is worth a visit as there is only about 2,600 hectares of natural limestone pavement remaining in the UK . The Scar is made up of limestone pavement, grassland and Juniper scrub that in mid summer is home for butterflies including the High Brown, Dark Green Fritillaries and the Pearl Bordered.
A suggested walk covering about 5 miles with an ascent of 800 feet takes around 2¼ hours. Starting from the village of Mill Side just along the road, the walk takes you up the Scar along the side of Witherslack to Lord's Seat at the summit of Whitbarrow then on to High Crag Wood, Low Crag Wood, Beck Head and back to Mill Side.