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Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Seasonal Access Restrictions

Information taken from the BMC'c Peak Access Team (6/4/09).
Please be aware that things can change very quickly so always be guided by notices on site, which will inevitably be more up to date.

Stannage - no current restrictions but Ring Ouzels are likely to start nesting at any time

Millstone - currently no restrictions

Ravensdale - Medusa and immediatly adjacent routes closed

Roaches / Hen Cloud - Restrictions signed on site.

Moscar Estate - This covers Derwent Edge, Bamford Edge and the northen part of Stannage (Public Rights of Way are not affected).
Friday 15 May to Friday 29 May (inclusive) - closed
Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June (inclusive) - closed
Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June (inclusive) - closed
Monday 15 June to Wednesday 17 June (inclusive) - closed
Closures notified under s22 on the CRoW Act (2000)
This is a grouse moor and there is an all year restriction in force on dogs at all times.

The major problem for land managers, wildlife and livestock at this time of year is dogs off the lead. Dogs have to be under control on public rights of way, and on a two metre lead between 1 March and 31 July on the moor, or when in the vicinity of livestock. If you do take your dog to the crag, or bouldering, legally it must be kept on a two metre lead. Sometimes the simplest option is not to take the dog.

The volunteers working for the Peak Access Team put a great deal of time and effort into securing access. Please do not jepodise this by ignoring restrictions, especially as there is no sortage of unaffected local climbing.