West Yorkshire Gritstone

Superb high moorland crag for summertime fun.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 142
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1922
Grid Reference: SD983576

The majority of the crag is on CRoW designated land and no access issues have been encountered in recent years.

However, as per the rest of Barden Moor no dogs are allowed on the moor.

The landowner is permitted to close the moor for up to 28 days per year. Typically this is for grouse shooting, which will be between the dates of 12th August and late December (never on a Sunday). The moor may also be closed if there is significant fire risk. The estate office can be contacted on 01756718009 or via the website www.boltonabbey.com

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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Permanent dog ban on place on Barden Moor