Regional Access Database

Banned Scratchmere Scar

Small outcrop of good quality Lazonby sandstone over looking the Petteril valley.

BMC Area Lake District Rock Type Sandstone
Climbing Area Eden Valley Access Status Banned
County Cumbria CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 45
Ownership Private Year Developed 1970
Within National Park No Grid Reference NY516380

Unfortunately following a number of years of good access to the crag, the landowners have now decided to ban access for climbers. 

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 17/05/2016. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.