Coudy Rocks

Eden Valley

An impressive sandstone wall boasting a number of good quality low to mid grade sport routes. A good option if it's raining in the Lakes as it tends to sit in the rain shadow of the mountains.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 20
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 2009
Grid Reference: NY 687 202

The crag is on private land and access has been granted by the landowner on the following basis:

- No dogs are allowed at the crag - this is very important as the farmer is happy to allow climbing at the crag, providing it doesn't affect his livestock. A recent incident involving a dog at the crag has jeopardised future access. Following a conversation with the landowner, access for climbing is still allowed, but further incidents could easily result in a total ban. 

- Access is available for climbers only

- Livestock are not to be disturbed

- The gate should be left closed

- No Litter

- No damage to property

Parking and Approach

The owner of the land sometimes has a lock on the gate into the field leading to Cowdy Rocks. This is to ensure that the gate is kept closed and sheep do not escape from the field. He has said if the gate if locked then access to the field should be made from the car park, next to the river, by climbing over the metal fence next to the car park, into the field and walk along by the fence to the crag. He is happy for climbers to use the crag - but wants to keep his sheep in.

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:

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