Regional Access Database

Advice Lower Scout Crags

Popular roadside crag.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Volcanic
Climbing Area Langdale Access Status Advice
County Cumbria CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 20
Ownership National Trust Year Developed 1968
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference 298 067

The crag itself is located on CRoW Open Access land and climbers have a legal right to be there, however the approach path is not Open Access and is a permissive route. The tennant farmer is happy for individuals to use the path but does not like groups using it.

Please be considerate during lambing time (1st April - 31st May) - dogs should be kept on a lead year round but this is even more important during lambing.

Groups are advised to avoid the crag during lambing time (April and May).

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 notice boards in shops, walls and cafés in early May for details and the BMC and FRCC websites. 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 18/02/2016. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.