Wharncliffe

Eastern Gritstone

Easy access and good technical routes.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 190
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1885
Grid Reference: SK296976

Antisocial behaviour is occasionally a problem at Wharncliffe, in particular recently with boulders being trundled from the top of the crag causing damage on some routes. It is hoped that the presence of climbers might discourage this, but if you are at the crag, see this taking place and feel confident in approaching those involved to explain why it is damaging and ask them to stop, please do so. Otherwise please report it to the police non-emergency number 101 - the police may not attend but at least reports will help to build a pattern of behaviour and may lead to more frequent patrols in future to discourage bad behaviour. 

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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