Spadeadam Crag

Eden Valley

Small crag in a dramatic setting by the River Irthing.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Ministry of Defence No. of Routes: 17
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: NY642697

The crag is situated on Open Access land, however, the area is also private military land and subject to a Section 28 restriction to protect public safety. Thanks to a permissive arrangement with the RAF, climbers can access this crag.

CRoW Information

On Open Access land. See map here;

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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