Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Lindale Slabs

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Slate
Climbing Area Dow, Duddon & Slate Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Cumbria CRoW Land Tbc
Importance Local No. of Routes 4
Ownership Private Year Developed 1940
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference 419 815

The land is owned by the Holker Estate with special arrangements for accessing Lindale Slabs. Climbing is co-ordinated by the Castle Head Field Centre - contact them on 0845 330 7364, or email

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link:

This page was last updated on 28/08/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.