Regional Access Database

Banned Hoghton Quarry

A large gritstone quarry with a history of sensitive access. Climbing is only allowed in a limited climbing season after the peregrines have fully fledged.

BMC Area North West Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area North Lancashire Access Status Banned
County Lancashire CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 129
Ownership Estate Year Developed 1940
Within National Park No Grid Reference SD625264

Access to Hoghton for 2015 has currently not been granted by the De Hoghton Estate due to concerns about tree safety in the quarry. The BMC has been working with the Estate to attempt to address the concerns raised but negotiations are ongoing and are likely to require legal scrutiny, meaning access is likely to be significantly delayed this year. Any updates will be posted to this page as and when and more information becomes available.

The restrictrion applies to the whole quarry and the progress of the birds will be monitored with restriction dates reviewed if the birds fledge early.

Unsuitable for groups.

This page was last updated on 01/07/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.