Regional Access Database

Advice Eagle Crag

Impressive towering bastion of the Upper Borrowdale valley.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Igneous
Climbing Area Borrowdale Access Status Advice
County Cumbria CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 37
Ownership Private Year Developed 1946
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference NY276121

Unsigned restriction - this will be lifted if the birds don't nest.

The routes between Dumbo Cracks and Trapeze (including those routes) are not restricted, all other routes are.


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 RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.