Kay Nest

North York Moors

Large sandstone outcrop. Loads of ace bouldering at all grades and a few hard projects on the crag. DON'T WALK UP TRIPSDALE AS IT'S PRIVATE LAND AND YOU'LL NARK THE FARMER.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 200
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SE583987

It is possible to park in a large grass verge on the track just before Hill End Farm, if permission is sought from the farmer. 

Parking and Approach

Normal way following the footpath as per Climbonline. Don't go up Tripsdale towards High Crag.Update: Another way in is by parking at the village hall in chop gate. Cross the road and follow the public right of way which joins the farm track and takes you up the hill and through William Beck Farm. This then turns into a footpath and takes you onto the moor top via 3 gates. Join a bridleway at a T junction as it goes south for 100m, this then turns east and takes you down into Tripsdale on a zig zag track.

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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