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.
A gritstone quarry on the old railway line between Darwen and Bolton, comprising mainly of short lower grade climbs. the crag is in two tiers, with the lower tier being slightly loose.
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Reason: Nesting Birds
The restriction applies to the whole quarry for nesting peregrines. This site has failed numerous times in recent years due to suspected egg or chick theft so please keep an eye out if walking in the area and report any suspicious behaviour around the nest site to the police immediately using 999.
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.
There are no guidebooks assigned to this crag
There are no files associated with this crag