Hoghton Quarry

North Lancashire

A large gritstone quarry with a history of sensitive access. Climbing is only allowed in a limited climbing season after the peregrines have fully fledged.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Gritstone
County Lancashire Access Status: Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 129
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1940
Grid Reference: SD625264

Access to Hoghton for 2016 has currently not been granted by the De Hoghton Estate due to concerns about tree safety in the quarry. The BMC has been working with the Estate to attempt to address the concerns raised but negotiations are ongoing and are likely to require legal scrutiny, meaning access is likely to be significantly delayed this year. Any updates will be posted to this page as and when and more information becomes available.

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 July.
Reason: Nesting Birds

The restrictrion applies to the whole quarry and the progress of the birds will be monitored with restriction dates reviewed if the birds fledge early.

Group Advice

Unsuitable for groups.

Area information

Weather Information

Lancashire, the North West & Isle of Man

L Ainsworth

Cicerone

1983

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