Gowbarrow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is subject to a Code of Practice agreed between the National Trust, Natural England and the British Mountaineering Council. The Code of Practice is for groups of climbers (individuals are not affected) and states that:
Due care with the rock should be taken as there have been rock falls.
Dates: 1 March to 30 June
Reason: Nesting Birds
Unsigned restriction for nesting peregrines. The restriction applies to The Upper Buttress only - the Middle and Lower Buttreses remain open.
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