Burbage South

Eastern Gritstone

User attention

Following heavy rain a rockfall has taken place in the Southern Quarry. Several large blocks have slid off the ledge above Trellis. Climbs between Simpering Savage and Gardener's Wall (including Trellis) should be avoided until further notice and climbers should generally stay well clear of the rockfall area.

from 07/11/2023

Bouldering and climbing on perfect gritstone to test even the best.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 159
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1932
Grid Reference: SK266812

No access problems but beware of the car break-ins in the small parking bay on the A625/A6187 on the Yorkshire side of Toadsmouth bend.

April to June 2023: there are currently Kestrels nesting in the southern quarry at Burbage South - please avoid this for the time being to give the birds some space.

Ring ouzels are also nesting on Burbage, Stanage and Bamford and  this year. The nest sites change quickly and frequently as ring ouzels often have several broods each year with different nest sites for each brood. On site signage will be up around any of the nest sites where climbing may impact on the birds and this is always up to date and accurate. 


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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