Bacon Hole is an internationally important conservation site, both for its geology, its archaeology and for the fauna (protected bats and choughs) found in the area. It's a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the features of the site (including roosting and hibernating bats) are protected by law. For this reason the owners, the National Trust and Government of Wales's conservation advisors, the Natural Resource for Wales have not previously allowed climbing at this venue.
Following detailed negotiations, permisson has been obtained for bouldering on a very limited section of the left hand wall only and is also limited by the seasonal restricions due to nesting birds. It's imperative that the agreement is adhered to. This will be reviewed later in the season if the birds do not nest here.