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Badger Rock

Eastern Crags

An isolated boulder located in a field near Kentmere Hall. A lovely setting, good problems and flat landings combine to make this a popular venue.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 18
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY453044

Access to Badger Rock is sensitive - please approach the boulder through the gate at the corner of the field only. If coming from 'Little Font', please do not try to shorten the approach by climbing over the dry stone wall between Badger Rock and Little Font. Considerable damage to the wall has been caused here by climbers doing this and the farmer is understandably unhappy with the situation. The BMC are working with the farmer to rebuild the wall but further damage may result in access permission being withdrawn. Strictly no dogs are allowed in the field.

Area information

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: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

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Anonymous User
18/05/2018
Arrived Kentmere at teatime beautiful sunset, stunning location, quiet and remote. Boulder is fabulous for me as a beginner. Right hand side has a long fissure near to ground for traversing and loval club were about too so a chance to gain knowledge.
Anonymous User
28/05/2020
Permission to access the field has been withdrawn, from March 31st until further notice. Visited Kentmere yesterday (May 27th) and at the gate was a sign with the permission notice.