The crag is on privately owned land and is not designated as open access. This means that it's very important that climbers look after the crag and behave well to maintain a good relationship with the farmer and the currently excellent access we enjoy.
The farmer has recently asked for Almscliffe to not be used as a nightime/lamping venue and the BMC asks climbers to respect his wishes. For advice on how to pick an appropriate alternative venue for lantern sessions and minimise your impact, read this article: www.thebmc.co.uk/night-climbing-bouldering-lantern-sessions-tips
Large student groups partying on the crag to the accompanyment of loud music have frayed relationships with the farmer in the past. The more irritated the farmer gets, the more cows he puts on the land each winter!