Lower Scout Crags


Popular roadside crag.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
County Cumbria Access Status: Advice
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 20
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1968
Grid Reference: 298 067

The crag itself is located on CRoW Open Access land and climbers have a legal right to be there, however the approach path is not Open Access and is a permissive route. The tennant farmer is happy for individuals to use the path but does not like groups using it.

Reason: Nesting Birds

Please be considerate during lambing time (1st April - 31st May) - dogs should be kept on a lead year round but this is even more important during lambing.

CRoW Information

On Open Access land. See map here; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/openaccess/default.aspx

Group Advice

Groups are advised to avoid the crag during lambing time (April and May).

Area information

Many Lake District fells and crags now have an Open Access designation following the CRoW Act. 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 and reviewed each year through the season. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early - any updates to climbing restrictions will be updated on the crag page on RAD as soon as any changes are known about.

Weather Information

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