Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Downholme Quarry

Situated near the village of Downholme, and although small it has good quality climbing.

BMC Area North East Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area NE Yorkshire Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County North Yorkshire CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 22
Ownership Ministry of Defence Year Developed 1960
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SE113981

Updated arrangements for using the crag were confirmed on 30.11.2015. Individuals wishing to use the crag must ring the Bookings Office on 01748 875507 to ensure the quarry is free and available. Groups must first obtain a Licence by contacting The Events Coordinator, Landmarc Support Services Limited, Tel: 01748 829522. Risk Assessments, Public Liability Insurance and copies of instructors' qualifications are required together with payment of a fee of £130 + Vat (Nov 2015).


Considerate parking is available in Downholme hamlet from where it is a short walk down a gated lane to the crag. Parking in the pub is reserved for customers.

A Licence is required by groups wishing to use the quarry.

The venue is fairly manageable for groups although there are only a few easy lines.

This page was last updated on 30/11/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.