Egerton Quarry


Substantial quarry currently overgrown with saplings - contains good rock and strong lines. Bouldering under the bridge does not exist anymore - everything below the bridge has been filled in.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 176
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1974
Grid Reference: SD717144

The BMC is involved in a conservation project with the landowner to enhance the appeal of the crag, removing some of the saplings currently shading the crag and using other local volunteer groups to remove litter. After agreement at an area meeting, bolt protection has been installed Sparkin' Bush and Mental Mantel. A lower off is also to be installed on Corner Jam, to avoid the shale exit.

There has been a recent removal of agreed fixed protection, if you don't agree with the efforts to find a balance of protection here and in the other quarries, please raise your concerns at a BMC local area meeting. You do not need to be a member to attend, if you are not able to attend please raise your concerns with the area rep.

Local residents are making efforts to keep the quarry free of litter, please support their efforts by not adding any more and consider taking litter out, even if you're not doing a formal cleanup.

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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