Navigation Quarry

South East Wales

A quality sandstone quarry north of Cardiff, formerly the best of its kind in the area. Plenty of routes will maintain interest and often dries quickly, depending on the sun.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 36
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1982
Grid Reference: ST086941

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 1 August.

Reason: Nesting Birds

BMC have been advised that Barn Owls could be nesting at this crag. If so these birds have special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.  Avoid climbing the routes on the Left Hand Retaining wall "Left Over" to "Half man-Half Machine"  inclusive.

 

We have recently been informed (May 2022) that there has been a Kestrel sited possibly nesting on the crag, this will be confirmed, but please remain vigilant and if you see any activity please keep a healthy distance to not disturb the nest. 

Area information

A wide variety of crags, including adventurous sea cliffs at Ogmore, modern sports routes on inland limestone and sandstone cliffs, and winter climbing venues in the Brecon Beacons. Up to date route info can found on the South Wales Climbing Wiki:-https://swcw.org.uk/

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18/07/2018
We were climbing here this evening 18/07/18, and saw a gorgeous, white barn owl take flight from the left retaining wall, which has been noted on UKC.
Anonymous User
10/05/2019
Two birds of prey nesting spotted on the chossy wall above Ladybird and Relax (i think)
Anonymous User
10/07/2021
Climbing Evening Light on 9th July 2021. Startled a Barn Owl nesting in the hole, behind the bush between routes Owl and the Antelope and Over the Moon. Suggest these routes are avoided