Regional Access Database

Advice Parrock Quarry

The large quarry adjacent to the north end of Hodge Close Quarry.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Slate
Climbing Area Dow, Duddon & Slate Access Status Advice
County Cumbria CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 37
Ownership Estate Year Developed 1980
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference NY317016

There have been a number of rockfalls at Hodge Close and Parrock Quarry in recent years. In 1996 the Health & Safety Executive wrote to local centres advising about the rockfall and stating 'it is not advisable to use the quarry for any outdoor activities at present'. Group users should take note of this danger and exercise their own judgement about the use of the crag for group activities.

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 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 RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.