COVID-19

As the Covid-19 lockdown eases, access for climbing is opening back up, subject to some measures and restrictions depending on where you are going. Please make sure you have read and understood our current advice before heading out and apply it alongside RAD advice to ensure access issues don’t develop.

Heron Crag

Dow, Coppermines & Eskdale

The central section of this crag gives superb climbing on steep, clean and quick drying rock. The edges of the crag have succumbed to the moss, they formerly offered great climbing but the routes may now be lost.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 24
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NY 221 030

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

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

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

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