Hoghton Quarry


A large gritstone quarry with a history of sensitive access.

Climbing was only allowed in a limited climbing season after the peregrines had fully fledged. The owner has decided not to allow any climbing at the site going forward. Negotiations continue with the hope that better access can be secured. In the meantime climbers should avoid the crag.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Estate No. of Routes: 129
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1940
Grid Reference: SD625264

Hoghton access has been suspended until further notice. Unauthorised access will undoubtedly damage any prospect of a favourable resolution to the current restriction. The previous coded lock has been replaced with a keyed lock. 




Parking and Approach

For information only, should access be restored:

  • Park considerately without causing any obstruction for local residents on Chapel Lane
  • Follow the AGREED ACCESS ROUTE into the quarry

Group Advice

Unsuitable for groups.

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The combination padlock has been replaced with a key padlock. So how do we gain access now? Or has access been revoked?