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Climbs 48
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 510m a.s.l
Faces SW

Crag features

The edge consists of three tiers of good quality moorland grit with climbs varying in length from 3m to 8m. The rock enjoys the sun from late morning and is quick to dry out. None of the routes are particularly high in the technical grades but the situation and quality of climbs make it a good day out.

Good topo here.

Approach notes

From the South - take the turnoff to the Derwent Valley, drive for about 2.5miles north to the visitor centre at Fairholmes. You then have two alternatives – on weekdays continue northwards for another 5 miles to Kings Tree where parking is available at the bus turnround, or, at weekends park at Fairholmes (or one of the free parking areas before reaching Fairholmes) and catch the 222 bus to Kings Tree. Beware, the last bus leaves Kings Tree at 6:00pm. Follow the track northwards past Slippery Stones to the attractive 17th century pack horse bridge, relocated in 1959 from the now flooded valley. Continue northward until you can turn right up the clough between Crow Stones edge and Bull Stones. Follow the track all the way to the skyline at an altitude of 500m, then head north again towards a group of stones visible on the skyline – you’ve arrived!

From the North - park just east of the ‘Dog & Partridge’ off the A628 at Milton Lodge, taking care not to block the road or any vehicular entrances. Continue on foot down Hordron Road about 1.5 miles taking the right fork heading for a single storey stone building in its own stonewalled courtyard. Skirt around the building continuing on the track down the steep hill to a wooden footbridge in the valley bottom. Take a deep breath and then follow the track southwards steeply up the left side of the clough, past shooting butts and then a further mile until the Crow Stones can be seen on the skyline. Either plough across the moors (hard work!) or take the path left to Outer Edge then turn right to the stones.

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