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Headend Quarry

Eden Valley

Head End Quarry forms one of a series of small limestone quarries found around the northern edge of the English Lake District and the top of the quarry is a panoramic viewpoint. Short routes (under 10m) but some nice climbing which can be dry when it is raining in the Lakes, although the easier routes are polished as it is a popular venue for groups.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 34
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 248 407

Belay stakes are in place at the top of the crag - these are of unknown orgin and age and should be treated with caution. 

If top roping, please also make sure you extend your anchor point over the top of the crag to prevent ground erosion and wear to ropes. 

Parking and Approach

The quarry is a stones throw from the road. Space for around 5 cars is available along the road by the quarry in a few lay-bys. Don't be tempted to drive too far up the track towards the quarry to park and cars will ground on the rocks here.
Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. 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 (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link:

Weather Information

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It is in fact in a guidebook.. FRCC Eden Valley 2012.
Nick Taylor