Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Red Walls

This awesome orange wall gives open climbing of a serious and precarious nature - treat all the routes with respect.

BMC Area Wales Rock Type Quartzite
Climbing Area Gogarth Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Isle of Anglesey CRoW Land No
Importance National No. of Routes 30
Ownership RSPB Year Developed 1966
Within National Park No Grid Reference SH206820




Restrictions apply from  1 February - 1 August. Reason - Nesting Birds


The nesting restriction applies to the whole crag due to the prescence of large colonies of auks (Razorbills  and Guillemots) as well as a small population of Puffins.



 



 









Gogarth's seacliffs contain some of the most important breeding seabird colonies in Europe. It is important climbers continue contributing towards their protection by observing the negotiated nesting restrictions which apply to a number of cliffs. Most of the area is managed by the RSPB as an internationally important bird reserve and the arrangements here are often cited as best exemplars of how climbing and conservation can co-exist.

PLEASE REFER TO THE INDIVIDUAL CRAG ENTRIES ON THIS DATABASE FOR FULL DETAILS.

The range of cliffs include Gogarth Bay, South Stack, The Range as well as other outlying crags along the Anglesey coast.


  
This page was last updated on 17/03/2014. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.