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

The pair did not nest on the crag in 2014 and as a result the restriction has been lifted.

They may return at some point in the future, so if whilst climbing on the crag you see birds behaving as if they are nesting (alarm calling, agitated flight over the crag, frequently returning to a nest etc), please contact the BMC.

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 11/02/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.