Access to this site remains a contentious issue - despite repeated requests to the landowner for an access aggrement for climbers. Following a non-climbing fatality in 2003, the landowner remains concerned with insurance and liability issues and occasionally patrols the site - be prepared for being asked to leave.
Work has begun on the site development. Gates are in place at both main entrances to Cooks Wood and Bector Wood Quarries. Security guards prevent climbers, (and others) from entering either Quarry. The police have been involved when local youth pressed for entry to the pool side.
Climbing therefore is no longer a practical possibility at Holcombe.