Regional Access Database

Advice Hen Cloud

Towering bastion of the Western Grit - contains some of the longest (and toughest for their grade) routes on grit.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area Staffordshire Access Status Advice
County Staffordshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance National No. of Routes 132
Ownership Within National Park Year Developed 1909
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SK008615

The footpath up to the centre of the crag is eroding in places, please try to walk on stones/boulders where possible. This whole area is vulnerable to fire in dry conditions and the ecology is sensitive.

Restrictions apply from  15 March - 25 July. Reason - Nesting Birds

The climbing restriction extends from Nutted By Reality to Easy Come inclusive. Please also avoid walking above the restricted area of the crag.

All group leaders should familiarise themselves with BMC guidelines for group use, see here,

This page was last updated on 30/06/2016. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.