Bex testing the start of Woodbind, Fairy Steps, Spring 2015. © C Witter
One of the finest crags in the South Lakes - superb rock and seldom busy. Many of the routes are now more commonly done as boulder problems. The boulder problems themselves are excellent with plenty to go at at all grades - for more information see:http://www.lakesbloc.com/crags/south-lakes-limestone/179-fairy-steps.html
The Dallam Estate are looking to restrict access to this crag. However the crag is accessible on various public footpaths.
Following the previous climbing access and management agreement being terminated by the Dallam Estate, attempts were made to re-negotiate formal access for climbing. These were unfortunately unsuccessful and after over 40 years of access for climbing, formal access was lost.
The public can still access the area on a good network of public footpaths. If you do decide to visit and climb, you may be asked to leave by the landowner or their workers - if this happens be polite, pack up and leave as quickly as is safe to do so.
There is organised shooting in the area.
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