Regional Access Database

Advice Horseshoe Quarry (Furness Quarry on OS maps)

Old quarry with many sport routes - often sheltered with climbing of all grades.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Central Limestone Access Status Advice
County Derbyshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance Regional No. of Routes 274
Ownership Private Year Developed 1982
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SK208761

The BMC own this popular sport climbing venue and the site is actively managed for the benefit of climbers and local nature interests. The rock in Horseshoe Quarry varies from good quality, solid rock to some areas which can be loose and hollow. As with all climbing, both climbers and belayers should be aware of this and pay close attention at all times and use of helmets is advisable. There have been recent reports (as of Oct 2010) that a block has fallen off from a route in the vicinity of 'Barney Rubble'. Climbers should take care to evaluate whether fixed gear on these routes has not been affected by this rockfall - bolts or lower offs may have become undercut and unstable as a result. Please adhere to the on-site signing.

This page was last updated on 25/09/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.