Moss Rake

Peak Limestone

The disused quarry of Moss Rake has three developed sections including an interesting slab which gives some good technical climbing of an unusual style for Peak District limestone. There is also a chert wall with a set of dirtier routes and a shorter upper tier.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 40
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK155803

There is no access agreement with the landowner for Moss Rake and private property signs have been put up. We are trying to contact the landowner to discuss the situation and attempt to negotiate access, but don't have definite contact details yet. If anyone knows or meets the landowner of the section of the quarry where the climbing is located, please ask for their contact details or pass on the details for Jon Fullwood (BMC Access & Conservation Officer England) -

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction is in effect for 2024. The restriction applies to the whole quarry to prevent disturbance to nesting Schedule 1 birds.

Parking and Approach

Avoid accessing the quarry via the main gate. A better approach is to use the pubic footpath and enter the quarry beyond the initial quarry workings (where there isn't any climbing)

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you have no permission to access the land at Moss Rake, neither has anyone sought permission, vehicle registration numbers are being recorded and the repeated removal of "Private Land" signs has been noted by the police.
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Hi Anonymous, thank you for the below. Would you know of anyone that could be contacted to request/negotiate access? Many thanks.
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Don't know how to be registered so I suppose I'll remain anonymous...
I live just down the road from here and there has been a massive problem with Motor cross bikes using the quarry, as anyone who has visited in the last 2 years will know, through the damage to the landscape and the noise pollution in what is otherwise a quiet location. The landowner does not want anyone to trespass on his land, hence the numerous signs erected recently, and that includes climbers. As a keen local climber having done a couple of new routes here it would be great if people just avoided this crag for now to allow the situation to settle down. The police, both local and Rural Crime Team are in regular attendance and if climbers are seen as part of the 'problem' then it will make any future access negotiations more difficult. Please stay away for now. Thanks,