Peak Limestone

Nicely positioned trad limestone catching the evening sun - perfect for after work cragging in the summer.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Within National Park No. of Routes: 40
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1958
Grid Reference: SK174736

The crag is owned and managed by Natural England and located in the Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve.

Restrictions apply from 29 February - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

2024 - IMPORTANT NEW UPDATE: The whole crag restriction is back in force (5pm 9th May). After lifting the restriction yesterday, the Peregrines were unfortunately observed to be significantly disturbed by the presence of climbers even well away from the restricted area. Thus Natural England have changed the signs on site and the whole crag is likely to remain restricted for the rest of the breeding season. 

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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Climbed here 02-07-2020
Parked considerately in the designated visitor parking spaces.
Half way up our route, we were rudely interrupted by a resident from one of the cottages below, who was screaming at us to get down, and threatening to call the police. We calmly shouted back down that we would come down to see him once we had completed our route.
Arriving back at the bottom, we approached the residents cottage, maintaining a safe distance.
We calmly called to the disgruntled resident, who had gone back into his cottage before we had got back down.
For some strange reason, he did not come out to explain his angry response to our presence on the crag??
We left quietly.
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Was there 25/8/23.
There is a sign saying access closed on the normal track accross the river.
We found nothing on RAD to back this up and continued.
We had also spoken to a local from the cottages who had not wanted to stop us.
The place is looking very neglected now.
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