The rock at these crags is a soft sandstone - only use very soft brushes to clean hold (no wire brushing) and take care when setting belays.
Game shooting takes place in the nearby Coombs Wood during the season - usually on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Forestry Commission who own the crag have carried out a program of tree clearance along the crag base to improve climbing conditions with funding from the BMC. The timber generated from this has been stacked at the base. It is hoped that further limited clearance will be will be done in the future.
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.