/ Ravensdale - access ban

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Nordie_matt - on 11 Apr 2013
Not too sure if this has made it to widespread knowledge yet, but Natural England have placed a complete ban on climbing in Ravensdale due to nesting.

http://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2013/04/10/mountaineers-in-a-flap-as-natural-england-bans-all-climb...

For more details the RAD has upto date information from the BMC's position on the issue:

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD/ViewCrag.aspx?id=558

Matt.
johncoxmysteriously - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Nordie_matt:

You mean 'complete' as in banning all the crag temporarily, right? Not as in banning all climbing permanently?

jcm
Nordie_matt - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

Yeah, sorry I should have been more clear. According to the BMC the whole crag has been made off limits during the nesting season as opposed to the individual buttresses actually occupied.

Hope this clears it up.

Matt
Nordie_matt - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Nordie_matt:

From BMC : ' [natural england] . . . Have instigated a full crag ban until such time as the chicks have fledged'
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Darron - on 11 Apr 2013
In reply to Nordie_matt:

Raven's are early nesters (Feb/March) so hopefully by the time the weather has cheered up enough to encourage climbing at Ravensdale the young will have fledged.
I agree a total blanket ban is unnecessary anyhow.

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