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Restricted Access

Please access Bamford only by the reccomended access path in the Burbage, Millstone and Beyond (2005) guide. This access point is beside a layby next to an obvious marked gate with a stile. Previous guides have mentioned an access point by an iron gate and an old ruin - please do NOT use this.

Bamford is included within a long term restriction for dogs on open access land (the restriction covers the whole of Moscar, Derwent and Hallam Moors). Dogs are still allowed on public rights of way, but not on the access land to the sides or on footpaths that are not designated as rights of way. Given that there are no rights of way that run under the crag, please do not take dogs climbing with you as this could damage the currently good relationship climbers enjoy with the landowner. 

Access restrictions under CRoW  sometimes apply, these vary each year - see signing at access points, or check the PDNP website for closure dates.

2023 published closure dates are: - August 29th - 31st; September 1st, 4th-8th, 11th - 15th, 18th - 22nd and 25th - 29th; October 2nd - 5th

 

These closures do not affect any public rights of way or concessionary paths which remain open.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 May to 13 June

Reason: Other

Ring ouzels nest on Stanage, Burbage and Bamford each year. The nest sites change quickly and frequently as ring ouzels often have several broods each year with different nest sites for each brood. On site signage will be up around any nest sites where climbing may impact on the birds and this is always up to date and accurate.

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Rockfax Description
The narrow slab is easy enough. A direct start is S 4c. © Rockfax

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Chris Fitzhugh 8 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Why dictate that left or right evasion must be climbed? The direct centre start does exist, not obvious, perhaps 4c, as suggested by Steve in first user comment. Chris
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βeta: Why dictate that left or right evasion must be climbed? The direct centre start does exist, not obvious, perhaps 4c, as suggested by Steve in first user comment. Chris
John2 5 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Agree with the previous comment - not diff if the line in the Rockfax is climbed. Pleasant route, though.
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βeta: Agree with the previous comment - not diff if the line in the Rockfax is climbed. Pleasant route, though.

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Fat Man's Chimney

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