Rock climbing is permitted at Hoghton Tower Quarry for BMC members (and members of affiliated climbing clubs) for a limited period from 1st June - 31st August in 2014. Peregrines often nest in the quarry and these permitted dates may be further constrained by a seasonal nesting restriction - if this is the case the restriction dates will be advertised separately in the 'seasonal restrictions' section of this page - see below.
The crag is owned by the de Hoghton Estate and has a history of access difficulties - no access is permitted by the Estate at any other time of year outside of the dates above. Please ensure you adhere to the following agreements or access could be lost:
1. Climbers can visit the quarry from 8.30 am, but must leave by 5.30 pm – so please plan your climbing carefully. Between Wednesday and Saturday this time is extended to 9.00 pm.
2. When you have reached the top of a climb, please descend to the left or right around the perimeter of the quarry (i.e. do not wander up towards the Tower).
3. Do not use portable radios.
4. Park considerately without causing any obstruction for local residents on Chapel Lane.
5. Please approach the quarry from the chapel, cross the railway bridge (i.e. towards Hoghton Tower) then go through the gate on the left immediately after the bridge. A muddy track then leads into the quarry. This avoids crossing the railway lines.
Remember that the continuation of climbing at Hoghton in future years depends upon our adherence to this agreement. So enjoy your climbing and act responsibly.