Shepherd's Crag

Borrowdale

The best-known crag in Borrowdale with easy roadside access with excellent climbs across a broad range of grades.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: National CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 150
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1922
Grid Reference: NY263185

The BMC Access Fund and Patagonia equipment funded footpath stabilisation work at the crag in early 2000.

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 notice boards in shops, walls and cafés in early May for details and the BMC and FRCC websites. 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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