Bram Crag Quarry

Slate & Sport

A major sport climbing venue. Helmets advised as there is loose rock and scree directly above the routes. Fine grained micro-granite with excellent friction, close to the road and gets the afternoon sun.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Granite
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 180
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 320 220

Anyone climbing in the quarry does so at their own risk. The landowner wants to make visiting climbers aware that this is a quarry with the associated dangers that come with it - in particular the potential for loose rock.

Access is permitted to experienced recreational climbers on the following conditions and continued access is reliant on climbers respecting them:

  • No children
  • No novices
  • No instructed groups
  • Publication of guidebook information should be with the permission of the landowner.

Parking and Approach

Please don't block access at the barrier by the access track - this is required for access by the tennant and will result in access issues for climbing if blocked. The best place to park is in either of the laybys located a short walk from the access track to the north or south. Both of these laybys are also near gates which provide access to farmers fields - again please don't block these.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

Group Advice

The landowner does not permit access to commercial or educational groups.
Area information

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This location is private land and does not allow groups more than 3. I recently tried to climb at this location however the owner has quite tight restrictions; they prefer northerners; so to avoid any confrontation, if you are not from the north avoid this location for climbing. Also if you have any military background, when the owner asks you about your occupation, do not mention this as they are not supporters of the armed forces and you will be asked to leave sharpish.

However, if you are asked to leave, there is a relatively nice indoor climbing centre up the road.
Anonymous User
Enjoyed climbing here on a wet and windy Tuesday, returned to climb in the sun on the Friday but hadn't even made it up the track before we were shouted at by a man who told us we didn't have permission to climb, didn't fancy confrontation so decided to leave it. Maybe this needs looking into and access information updating if required.

Note: We were not breaking any of the four conditions as listed above.