Dovestones Quarry

Northern Gritstone

Towering remnant of the quarryman's art - contains long routes and some serious snow/ice fun in a 'proper' winter. Periodically experiences massive rock falls...

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Utilities Company No. of Routes: 29
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1923
Grid Reference: SE022037

There was a large rockfall in May 2006, routes around Titan Groove and Tower of Bable have been effected. The area may still contain loose rock - caution is strongly advised.

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 15 July.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the Central Quarry and Waterfall Area of Dovestones Quarry during the above dates (the lower left and lower right quarries are fine to access year round however).

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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