Eastby Crag

Yorkshire Gritstone

Excellent venue with great views and quality routes.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 63
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1930
Grid Reference: SE022549

Permission is no longer required to climb here. However, access still relies on a permissive agreement for passage through the grazing land. Please use the stiles and ensure all gates are closed.

There is a permanent dog ban in place under CRoW at the crag and the surrounding land.

Kestrels regularly nest on Eastby Buttress - if the birds are present avoid routes on this buttress until the young have fledged (usually by the end of June).

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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The bird ban dates are different to the website. The website says 20/4 to 20/6. I was there yesterday (21st) and saw two kestrels flying around so it looks like they are already nesting
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Birds nest in situ on Eastby Buttress yesterday, sounded like chicks have hatched