Raven Scar

Yorkshire Limestone

North facing and extensive, this trad. crag faces Twistleton across Chapel-le-Dale. The 'crag' is a 2km of escarpment with the climbing occuring on a number of pleasently situated tiers.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 85
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1983
Grid Reference: SD728754

The scar is on farm land and the owner seems friendly enough. There are no established rights of way, so please behave considerately - there is no need to climb over the walls.

CRoW Information

The main edge appears to form the boundary of Open Access land. See map here; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/openaccess/default.aspx

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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. Click this link to see the guide; http://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=154 The guide is also available free from the BMC office or at various tourist offices in the region.

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