Gowder Crag


Steep, imposing buttress rising out of the woodland - quick and easy access.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
County Cumbria Access Status: Advice
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 32
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1947
Grid Reference: NY266187

The rock on the top pitch of Fools Paradise VS *** is loose (as are other parts of the crag) - look out for the on-site notice.

Group Advice


Area information

Many Lake District fells and crags now have an Open Access designation following the CRoW Act. 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 and reviewed each year through the season. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early - any updates to climbing restrictions will be updated on the crag page on RAD as soon as any changes are known about.

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