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Craig y Longridge


Bring your biggest arms for a visit to this legendary Lancs bouldering forcing ground! Occupying an unusual position directly behind the gardens of a new housing development, this long, low crag is overhanging for most of its length, composed of fine quarried gritstone and beloved by regulars who appreciate its unique charms. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: BMC Owned No. of Routes: 158
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1983
Grid Reference: SD619384

The BMC purchased this crag in 2007 and climbers can now enjoy unhindered access. However, a code of practice has been agreed with the neighbouring landowners which must be followed to prevent disturbance to the houses below the crag:

  • No access before 10am or after 9pm (or sunset if earlier)
  • Take your litter home with you
  • No vehicles on site
  • No dogs
  • No radios or music
  • Do not use the area as a toilet
  • Respect our neighbours
  • No activities other than rock climbing

The BMC has received complaints in the past from residents below the crag that climbers have been staying after dark, leaving litter and bringing dogs and motorbikes onto the site, which understandably disturbed them. Please respect our neighbours, follow the code of conduct above and help maintain the good reputation of climbers in the local community.

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Spectacular wall to start and cut your teeth on. Tall enough and long enough on the edge of the Trough of Bowland for walks and easy access to Longridge for shops etc.