Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 125m a.s.l
Think Millstone x 2, splitter cracks & an esoteric slant...... © Rich Kirby
Hoghton Quarry is probably one of the best gritstone quarries in the north of England. It would certainly not look out of place next to Millstone Edge. However, in recent years, restricted access has meant that it is rather overgrown in places. That said, it is well worth a visit. Slabs, walls and roofs abound and there are still a couple of obvious aid routes knocking around, complete with ancient aid tat. The whole experience is wrapped up in a hidden venue which would probably be quite familiar to Robin Hood. Williness to clean a route and a keen sense of adventure are required by this crag, but those who persist will be totally rewarded.
Access is very restricted. Climbing is only available from the beginning of June until the end of July.
Monday - Thursday until 5pm.
Friday - Sunday until dusk.
Bird restrictions may apply so please check the BMC access database for up-to-date information.
Access is sensitive so please do not climb outside these times.
Access to Hoghton for 2015 has currently not been granted by the De Hoghton Estate due to concerns about tree safety in the quarry. The BMC has been working with the Estate to attempt to address the concerns raised but negotiations are ongoing and are likely to require legal scrutiny, meaning access is likely to be significantly delayed this year. Any updates will be posted to this page as and when and more information becomes available.
|Went today. First time at hoghton, it is amazing! Def worth a visit!|
D.botts87 - 10/Jun/13
|We couldn't find a sensible walk-off so we abseiled which seems a sensible option. We had exactly the opposite experience to that of "r fizzle". The whole place was cleaner than expected and can only improve with a little traffic during the brief access windows.|
chrishedgehog - 30/Jul/12
|Very dirty and green. I don't think many people have visited this summer. Mandarin looks to be the cleanest route but was still extremely sandy and crumbly and covered in bird poo.|
Rachel Slater - 26/Jul/12