Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Buckbarrow Crag (Longsleddale)

Series of small crags with excellent routes on quick drying rock.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Volcanic
Climbing Area Eastern Crags Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Cumbria CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 27
Ownership Private Year Developed 1926
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference NY484074

Restrictions apply from  15 February - 31 May. Reason - Nesting Birds

Signed. The restriction applies to all the buttresses. The restriction also applies to the scramble in the Cicerone Guide. The restriction will be lifted early if the nest is unsucessful or the young fledge early.

In 2013 the birds sucessfully fledged one young bird.

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;

To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link;

This page was last updated on 28/02/2014. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.