Regional Access Database

Advice Thackmell Crag

West of Thirlmere and ten minutes walk from the road, Thackmell offers excellent climbing on immaculate rock.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Volcanic
Climbing Area Eastern Crags Access Status Advice
County Cumbria CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 11
Ownership Utilities Company Year Developed 1984
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference NY308156

The land is subject to Parliamentary enactments conferring a right of access. No restriction unless birds nest.

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 the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link:

This page was last updated on 29/08/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.