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.

Moss Rake

Peak Limestone

The disused quarry of Moss Rake has three developed sections including an interesting slab which gives some good technical climbing of an unusual style for Peak District limestone. There is also a chert wall with a set of dirtier routes and a shorter upper tier.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 40
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK155803

Seasonal restriction - 1st March to 30th June - this applies to the whole quarry to prevent disturbance to nesting Schedule 1 birds.

There is no access agreement with the landowner for Moss Rake and private property signs have been put up. We are trying to contact the landowner to discuss the situaiton and attempt to negotiate access, but don't have definite contact details yet. If anyone knows or meets the landowner of the section of the quarry where the climbing is located, please ask for their contact details or pass on the details for Rob Dyer (BMC Access & Conservation Officer England) - and 07554 998914

Restrictions apply from 1 March - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole quarry to prevent disturbance to nesting Schedule 1 birds.

Parking and Approach

Avoid accessing the quarry via the main gate. A better approach is to use the pubic footpath and enter the quarry beyond the initial quarry workings (where there isn't any climbing)

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you have no permission to access the land at Moss Rake, neither has anyone sought permission, vehicle registration numbers are being recorded and the repeated removal of "Private Land" signs has been noted by the police.