Regional Access Database

Advice Sypeland

Excellent wild bouldering crag.

BMC Area Yorkshire Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area North Yorkshire Gritstone Access Status Advice
County North Yorkshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 56
Ownership Estate Year Developed 1988
Within National Park No Grid Reference SE131737

The area can be closed for a maximum of 28 days per year for shooting, and any closure must be correctly notified (usually at the main access point) and managed by the landowner. It appears the estate gamekeeper has (07/06/06) challenged climbers at the crag - if approached by someone representing the estate, state you have a statutory right of access under the CRoW Act, find out the individuals name, and then report the incident to the BMC.

The landowner has been granted a dog restriction on the Open Access land at Longside Moor for grouse breeding. This runs until 18/06/2010 and includes Sypeland and the boulders.

This page was last updated on 01/10/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.