Regional Access Database

Advice Rivelin Edge

Superb crag in oak-woodland setting.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area Eastern Edges Access Status Advice
County Derbyshire CRoW Land No
Importance Regional No. of Routes 136
Ownership Private Year Developed 1928
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SK280873

The landowner (a tree surgeon with a vision of how this woodland should be managed), protested strongly to the BMC about damage to trees and erosion to footpaths around the crag. Climbers should avoid the area to the right of Altar Crack and respect its integrity as a conservation area. Any further damage to trees will result in the loss of all access for climbing.

Restrictions apply from  1 March - 22 June. Reason - Nesting Birds

A owl is currently nesting in Roof Route - this route and Groove Route (which shares the same start) should be avoided unitl the nest is vacated. The species hasn't been confirmed, but from several descriptions of the size and colour, it is highly likely that it is a tawny owl. Tawny owls have been known to viciously attack  people climbing near their nest in the past, so please steer well clear of these routes until 22nd June when the chicks should have fledged, both for the chicks benefit and your own!

The landowner has stipulated no instructional groups.

This page was last updated on 19/03/2014. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.