Regional Access Database

Advice Hen Cloud

Towering bastion of the Western Grit - contains some of the longest (and toughest for their grade) routes on grit.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area Staffordshire Access Status Advice
County Staffordshire CRoW Land Yes
Importance National No. of Routes 132
Ownership Within National Park Year Developed 1909
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SK008615

The footpath up to the centre of the crag is eroding in places, please try to walk on stones/boulders where possible. This whole area is vulnerable to fire in dry conditions and the ecology is sensitive.

Restrictions apply from  1 March - 23 June. Reason - Nesting Birds

2015 update: the peregrines have had a very sucessful year and 3 young birds will fledge on the 23rd June, after which the restriction will be lifted. The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust would like to thank climbers and walkers for their help in making this happen.

The climbing restriction extends from Nutted By Reality to Easy Come inclusive. Please also avoid walking above the restricted area of the crag.

All group leaders should familiarise themselves with BMC guidelines for group use, see here,

This page was last updated on 22/06/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.