Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Brantrake Crag

Small but popular granite crag situated close to the road. Comprised of three separate buttresses.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Granite
Climbing Area Eskdale Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Cumbria CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 24
Ownership National Trust Year Developed 1981
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SD147983




Restrictions apply from  1 March - 30 June. Reason - Nesting Birds


Signed restriction on site. The pair were present in 2013.










Suitable for group use.





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.

See the BMC's 2010 poster for a full description of the nesting restrictions;
https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=279

To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link;
http://www.thebmc.co.uk/bmcNews/media/u_content/File/access_conservation/access_publications/BMC%202009%20Lakes%20Green%20%20Climbing%20Guide.pdf

  
This page was last updated on 05/02/2014. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.