Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Buckstone How (Yew Crag Quarries)

Easy access to quick drying, starred routes.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Slate
Climbing Area Eastern Crags Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Cumbria CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 22
Ownership Unknown Year Developed 1946
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference NY223143

Peregrines have been seen in this area in the past - please advise the BMC Access Officer if you see peregrines nesting on this crag.


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 13/02/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.