Regional Access Database

Advice Scugdale (Scot Crags, Barker's Crags, Stoney Wicks)

Top quality venue with a great collection of south facing, quick-drying crags & boulders only 10mins from the road.

BMC Area North East Rock Type Sandstone
Climbing Area North York Moors Access Status Advice
County North Yorkshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance Regional No. of Routes 255
Ownership Private Year Developed 1930
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference NZ522002

Due to ground nesting birds, the landowners have been granted a CRoW Act restriction to ensure dogs are kept on a lead. Most of the crag is also on the North York Moors SSSI.

Parking can be an issue for the Scugdale crags. There is a small parking bay beneath the crags and some off road parking requiring consideration for road users. Parties should consider car sharing from Swainby village. There is an alternative approach combining a moor walk from Carlton Bank.

Park minibuses so that other climbers can also park.

Please be mindful of the impact of top-roping etc on the soft sandstone rock.

This page was last updated on 09/06/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.