COVID-19

As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

Birchen Edge

Eastern Gritstone

Popular venue, getting a bit polished, and with a good range of climbs from delicate to thuggy.....not as straightforward as they look.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Within National Park No. of Routes: 185
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1912
Grid Reference: SK280725

No access issues reported. Please do not use the Obelisk as an anchor.

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.  

Group Advice

Please do not use the Obelisk as a belay or abseil anchor or organise group abseils down the Orpheus Wall. All group leaders should familiarise themselves with BMC guidelines for group use, see here, http://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=350

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Anonymous User
20/05/2018
Great crag. Overspill car park at Robin Hood Pub clossd so parked at the Gardoms parking. Unsure why it wasnt open? 20.5.18
Anonymous User
26/06/2020
There was a sign in the Topsail area asking folk not to climb as there were Jackdaws nesting. This week there were no signs of any birds in this area; I think that all will be OK until next spring...