Raven Crag (Kentmere)

Eastern Crags

Lies just north of Kentmere with two poor routes best left to nature.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Lake District Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 2
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1920
Grid Reference: NY455050

Restrictions apply from 15 February - 31 May.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to the whole crag and is signed on site. The birds have also been known to change nest site to Calf Howe some years - if this occurs the restriction will be switched. 

Although there are only two poor climbs on this crag, there is a popular scramble in the Cicerone Guide - this should be avoided.

CRoW Information

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.  

Area information

With implimentation of the CRoW Act (2000), many Lakes fells and crags now have an Open Access designation. They also have many nationally important bird and plant species dependant on inaccessible crags/ledges and heather/mixed heath environments for survival. During the bird nesting period, a number of species can be vulnerable to disturbance. The Lake District restrictions are monitored, variable (VR) and reviewed in April/May. If the birds do not nest, restrictions are lifted early. Check the BMC and FRCC websites in early May for details. New restrictions will be notified on the websites and with on-site notices. To view the BMC's Lake District Green Climbing Guide click this link: www.thebmc.co.uk/lake-district-green-guide

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Although the title says Raven Crag (Kentmere), the grid reference is for White Scar, Gilpin, many miles away.
I suspect that the grid reference should be NY456049 as the text refers to a Calf Howe Crag (actually Calfhowe Crag) 400m NE at NY458051.