Regional Access Database

Advice Raven Scar

North facing and extensive, this trad. crag faces Twistleton across Chapel-le-Dale. The 'crag' is a 2km of escarpment with the climbing occuring on a number of pleasently situated tiers.

BMC Area Yorkshire Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Yorkshire Limestone Access Status Advice
County North Yorkshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 85
Ownership Private Year Developed 1983
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SD728754

The scar is on farm land and the owner seems friendly enough. There are no established rights of way, so please behave considerately - there is no need to climb over the walls.


The main edge appears to form the boundary of Open Access land. See map here;

The magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales was shaped by melting glacial ice 300 million years ago to produce the towering crags, shadowy peaks, rock-pavements, and picturesque valleys found today. The area was designated as a National Park in 1954, and covers approximately 1,769 km/683 square miles with many nationally significant climbing venues and a rich diversity of wildlife. Most of the crags in this region lie within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s), a designation with a high level of legal protection for wildlife and geology. Responsibility for identifying and protecting SSSIs in the Dales lies with Natural England – the statutory governmental advisor on conservation issues and contributor towards the Yorkshire Dales Green Climbing Guide. The guide is intended to help climbers or walkers identify the protected flora, fauna, and geology found in the Dales and contribute towards their conservation. Click this link to see the guide; The guide is also available free from the BMC office or at various tourist offices in the region.

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 RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.