Raven Crag (Kentmere)

Eastern Crags

Lies just north of Kentmere.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
County Cumbria Access Status: Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 2
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1920
Grid Reference: NY409142

Restrictions apply from 15 February - 31 May.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole crag and is signed on site. The birds have also been known to change nest site to Calf Howe some years - if this occurs the restriction will be switched. 

Although there are only two poor climbs on this crag, there is a popular scramble in the Cicerone Guide; this should be avoided.

CRoW Information

On Open Access land. See map here; http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/enjoying/places/openaccess/default.aspx

Area information

Many Lake District fells and crags now have an Open Access designation following the CRoW Act. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable and reviewed each year through the season. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early - any updates to climbing restrictions will be updated on the crag page on RAD as soon as any changes are known about.

Weather Information

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