The reserve is part of the disused Darlington to Tebay railway line.
Main habitat: Woodland
Management: Although most NNRs are managed by Natural England, some are wholly or partly managed by other bodies approved by Council, under Section 35 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Smardale Gill NNR is owned and managed by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
Further information about the NNR, its wildlife and how to visit can be found on the Smardale Gill website.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01539 816300