Raven Crag (Thirlmere)

Eastern Crags

User attention

There is currently a temporarily closure of the whole of Footpath 249054 between grid references NY 2993 1885 and NY 3068 1905 and the whole of Footpath 249050 between NY 3059 1867 and NY 3069 1828 in Thirlmere due to danger from storm damaged trees - this effects the normal approach for Raven Crag Thirlmere.

If you have any queries, please contact Sarah Blakemore, Rights of Way and Access Assistant on 01539 792698 ext. 2730 or sarah.blakemore@lakedistrict.gov.uk.

from 29/03/2018 to 27/09/2018

A steep and impressive crag with a couple of quality middle grade classics and excellent hard testpieces.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 20
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1953
Grid Reference: NY304188

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole crag and is signed on site.

 

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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

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