From Scarth Wood Moor. The little carpark at the top end of Cod Beck Reservoir quickly gets full. Tomorrow, a Bank Holiday Sunday will be even busier. The cars parked on the right verge risk being ticketed – there are parking restrictions along the lane which are vigorously enforced.
Scarth Wood Moor is a National Trust property that is not intensively managed for grouse. A rarity on the North York Moors. It has a good population of adders and toads. On spring evenings you might see patrols on the road helping toads and other amphibians coming off Scarth Wood Moor cross to their breeding grounds at the reservoir.