The crag is owned and managed by Natural England and located in the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve.
Restrictions apply from
Reason: Nesting Birds
Raven are nesting on the crag as ususal in 2022 and a pair of peregrine have also been seen near the crag. Natural England have applied a restriction to the whole crag as no nest location for the peregrines has been identified yet. If/when the location on the crag is confirmed, the intention is to reduce the extent of the restriction only to the area of crag being used by the birds. This page will be updated as and when more information becomes available.
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.