COVID-19

As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

The Lighthouse Cliffs

Swanage

Known as the Lighthouse Cliffs in the Portland and Swanage(1995), and the Subliminal Cliffs in the Dorset(2012) guide, this area houses the Subliminal and Black Zawn areas.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 120
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1965
Grid Reference: SZ028768

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 31 July.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies east of Scotsman Chimney to the start of Traverse of the Gods.

Parking and Approach

Parking at Durlston Country Park Parking is currently £5 per day.

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.  

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