Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Windmore End

Escarpment containing numerous short pitches with a fine view over the head of the Eden Valley. There is also a very small Gritstone escarpment near the crag.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Eden Valley Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Cumbria CRoW Land Yes
Importance Local No. of Routes 175
Ownership Private Year Developed 1987
Within National Park No Grid Reference NY822167

The crag is in three sections - divided by two walls. The middle section is directly behind the cottage. Update (02/ 06/08) - The BMC are currently involved in discussions on access with the local Parish Council. We request climbers avoid left hand section for the time being.

The right-hand section of the crag is on Open Access land, See map here;

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 RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.