Dale Quarry, Wirksworth and access to it, is strictly private land. It forms part of the larger Middleton quarry complex where site owner prohibits all access and climbing activity. Significant recent Increased security activity including patrols with dogs and regular monitoring by police. Trespassers have been given formal police warnings and Issued with fines.
Good to hear the police have enough time on their hands up there to monitor quarries.
Shame they’re issuing under the table ‘fines’ for civil offences of trespass. Someone might want to look into that.
I can only assume you are related to the owners or the management of the quarry.
Climbing is often misunderstood and land owners often are concerned about liability on their land. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) can provide information about this. The following is a link to an article and a PDF with information about this. I'm not sure if this is the latest version but should be a good starting point if this is one of your concerns.
The BMC access team would also be a good point of contact first for dealing with other concerns. Negotiating a way forward is better than just telling people they can't do something.
I suggest emailing email@example.com who will pass your message on to the correct member of staff.
I would like to refer you to the excellent response by Graeme Hammond above and ask that you follow this advice.
I am now going to close this thread.
Alan James, UKC
French climber Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of a new 9b/+ at Pic Saint-Loup, France. The route is 50m in total and breaks down into a 9a+, followed by a Font 8A+ boulder problem. He has named the route Beyond Integral.