The BMC are currently representing the wishes of climbers through the Peak District Local Access Forum. There is a year round dog ban and shooting restrictions may apply - please adhere to any on-site signing.
Parking and Approach
The roadside verge which used to give convenient informal parking for West Nab is largely blocked by boulders. There is room for a handful of carefully parked cars - please leave room for the next person if possible. Approaches have been made to the local council and Highways Agency, but the landowner can legally place these boulders on their land. We are continuing to ask the local council to attempt to mediate and come up with a solution. Alternative parking in a larger layby on the right 200m after turning off the A635 (Greenfield to Holmfirth road), and a walk along the road to the crag.
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.