Raven Crag (Kentmere)

Eastern Crags

Lies just north of Kentmere.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 2
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1920
Grid Reference: SD460853

Restrictions apply from 15 February - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole crag and is signed on site. The birds have also been known to chyange 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.

The pair nested in 2015 but were unsucessful in fledging young.

CRoW Information

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

Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. 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 (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

Weather Information

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