Climbs 130
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 174m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Crag features

NOTE: Please see access notes

The rocks face northwest and are situated within dense woodland dominated by conifers. The crags are best avoided during the winter months as they tend to retain moisture. Conversely it is a really very nice place to be in summer when the trees provide cooling shelter from the sun. Of historical interest, and directly above the main section of Ruin Bank is St David’s Ruin. This Grade II listed folly was erected in 1796, intentionally visible from Benjamin Ferrand’s home.  Unfortunately the folly has been subject to graffiti and littered with BBQs and beer cans in recent years.

  Due to the lack of use the rocks, especially the finishes, are in need of a very good clean. It is likely that this will happen soon. Star ratings are for the clean state.

A mini guide will be on Unknownstones soon.

Access Banned


Please note. The rocks are located in private, commercial woodland where there has been antisocial behaviour over many years. Access was banned and the following has been agreed on a temporary and trial basis with the landowner.  BMC have agreed to indemnify the landowner (for climbing by BMC members) who has legitimate concerns about opening access onto private land.  Failure to follow these arrangements is likely to result in access being removed.

  • Access is for a trial period of 6 months
  • Only BMC members are covered under the arrangement
  • Climbing is restricted – Monday to Friday only – no weekend climbing.
  • Anyone visiting the rocks should respect the environment and behave responsibly. Please keep climbing low-key
  • No large groups
  • No litter – it would be helpful if climbers bag any litter they find and take it away
  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • No dogs
  • No Lamping sessions
  • Use the agreed access route(s)


Please Note

The BMC Yorkshire Area have agreed run regular crag clean-ups and to monitor access on behalf of the landowner.

If you plan to visit please send a text indicating your intention to do so to the local BMC Access Rep – Mick Johnson -07759 427737


Updated by UKC: 23rd April, 2021 9:15
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