Eagle Crag


Impressive towering bastion of the Upper Borrowdale valley.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Igneous
County Cumbria Access Status: Advice
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 37
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1946
Grid Reference: NY276121

Unsigned restriction. The restriction applies to all routes except the area between Dumbo Cracks and Trapeze (including those routes). 

The birds nested in 2015.

Restrictions apply from - .
Reason: Nesting Birds

CRoW Information

On Open Access land. See map here; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/openaccess/default.aspx

Group Advice


Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check notice boards in shops, walls and cafés in early May for details and the BMC and FRCC websites. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

Weather Information

Buttermere & Eastern Crags

R Graham, A Davis & T Price



Scrambles in the Lake District

R B Evans



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