Fairy Cave Quarry

Cheddar Area

User attention

Climbers reported being caught in a rockfall whilst climbing "Rubble Without a Cause" on Entry Wall.  The route may be more unstable, care advised. from 27/03/2018

Large disused quarry featuring a good selection of naturally protected 40-45m high slabs - quick drying.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 93
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1992
Grid Reference: ST657476

The BMC have secured access for climbers through negotiation with the landowner. There is a combination lock in place on the entrance gate and the gate should be re-locked behind you at all times. The code for the lock can be obtained by emailing Ian Butterworth, the BMC SW Access Rep at fcq@btinternet.com stating your name, contact details and any climbing clubs or BMC membership (BMC membership is not a condition of entry). It is worth emailing in plenty of time before planning a visit to ensure that Ian has time to respond.

Ian will maintain a list of those who have been given the combination so they can be informed should it be changed. Please see PDF here for details of the access agreement.

Parking and Approach

Parking is difficult at FCQ. The cavers have a small car park which they keep  locked but for the present climbers will have to park on the roads and pull  offs. Large articulated lorries use the road past the quarry so park carefully  to avoid obstructing the road. There are a couple of places where cars can be  parked well off the road but one is part of a gateway into a field. Please don’t  obstruct this gateway. Just a few hundred metres Northwards along the lane  is a junction where the road widens and it is possible to safely park several  cars. A quick look at the area OS map will help to identify a network of  footpaths in the area which will help avoid having to walk on the narrow  lanes. 



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