Attermire Scar

Attermire Scar

Things To Do

You can’t miss Attermire Scar, it’s a foreboding limestone cliff that looms high amongst the hills just behind Settle. There’s a four mile walk from the centre of Settle, and although it’s a challenging one the scenery makes it worthwhile if you’re feeling energetic.

Once you’ve hiked the four miles from the centre of Settle to this historic, jutting landmark you should try and spot Attermire Cave high in the scar. It’s a tricky cave to reach as you’ll need to make your way up the scree and then edge along the grassy verge, but many visitors make the effort to go up and peer inside as it was the site of some significant historic discoveries.

It seems the cave was once used as a place of burial and for storing important items - as findings inside it have included bones and the remains of a chariot. If you’ve struggled up the scar to reach it spare a thought for whoever had the job of carrying a full chariot up to the entrance as it’s impossible to imagine how they managed it! The walk between Settle and Attermire Scar can be muddy after wet weather so wear proper hiking shoes with good grips.

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