Climbing is not permitted on Highfolds Scar (on the Northern side of the tarn) due to conservation concerns.
Reason: Nesting Birds
Scare ferns and other plants grow on the ledges of this scar, having found a niche away from the hungry grazing livestock below. To protect these species, please avoid significant gardening without consultation with the National Trust who will be able to advise on where these plants grow. If you would like to undertake a significanrt cleanup of exisiting or new routes, call the National Trust office on 01729 830416 and ask to speak to the ecologist or ranger.
For many years a general spring time restriction was in place here to protect ground nesting birds, but this no longer applies since the CRoW Act took effect. If specially protected species do start to nest then new restrictions will be sought in consultation with the YDNPA and BMC.