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Hoghton Quarry

Lancashire

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22 July 2021

Due to a problem at Hoghton access has been suspended until things are resolved. So could you please avoid Hoghton until further notice and could you let other climbers know about this. The previous coded lock has been replaced with a keyed lock.

from 02/07/2021 to 29/08/2021

A large gritstone quarry with a history of sensitive access. Climbing is only allowed in a limited climbing season after the peregrines have fully fledged.

2021 update - climbing started on 2 July and extends until Sunday 29 August - NOW PAUSED.

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

22 July 2021

Due to a problem at Hoghton access has been suspended until things are resolved. So could you please avoid Hoghton until further notice and could you let other climbers know about this. The previous coded lock has been replaced with a keyed lock.

 

The De Houghton Estate permit access to Hoghton Quarry for climbers who are BMC members, providing the agreement made with the Estate is followed. This agreement has come about following extensive negoitations and could be withdrawn if not adhered to, so please make sure you follow it closely to ensure continued access to the crag in the future.

  • The permitted climbing season runs from 1st June-31st August. Outside of these dates no access for climbing is allowed.
  • Follow the parking and approach description below carefully - in particular do not cross the railway line to access the quarry, only use the railway bridge.
  • Peregrines nest in the quarry and these permitted dates are likely to be further constrained by a climbing restriction whilst they are nesting - see the 'seasonal restrictions' section below for details.
  • Visiting times are limited, so please plan your climbing carefully: 0830-1730 Sunday to Tuesday and 0830-2100 Wednesday to Saturday.  
  • At the top of a route, descend to the left or right around the perimeter of the quarry - do not walk towards the Tower
  • No portable radios

Please note that any visitors will need to know the access code to get past a locked gate.


Parking and Approach

  • 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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