Beggar's Stile

Yorkshire Limestone

Extensive trad. crag in fine, remote setting.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 43
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1961
Grid Reference: SD781722

Climbers are required to ask for permission to climb at the farm below the crag. The farmer is fine about people climbing at the crag, and not unreasonably just wants to know when people are on his land. Keep dogs well controlled.

CRoW Information

Unfortunately, the main crag and land below are not on Open Access land - as mistakenly reported in the 2005 YMC Yorkshire Limestone guide. However, the land above the escarpment is and the peripheral Cairn and Shooting Box buttresses are fully within access land. See map here;

Area information

The magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales was shaped by melting glacial ice 300 million years ago to produce the towering crags, shadowy peaks, rock-pavements, and picturesque valleys found today. The area was designated as a National Park in 1954, and covers approximately 1,769 km/683 square miles with many nationally significant climbing venues and a rich diversity of wildlife. Most of the crags in this region lie within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI’s), a designation with a high level of legal protection for wildlife and geology. Responsibility for identifying and protecting SSSIs in the Dales lies with Natural England – the statutory governmental advisor on conservation issues and contributor towards the Yorkshire Dales Green Climbing Guide. The guide is intended to help climbers or walkers identify the protected flora, fauna, and geology found in the Dales and contribute towards their conservation. Follow the link belowe to see the guide;

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