UKC

Crags not so open after all

Although many people had fun in the Peak over Easter, further afield it wasn't so great. Dartmoor apparently remains closed and we got this message from James Fiske:
"Despite what the government is saying, very few crags are opening up. Local councils are being led by the local farmers who are generally oposed to the opening up of access. I was told by Cornwall tourist board that Bosigran was definitely open; when I got there with a group of 15 climbers the place was shut...as were many other places. We ended up crammed into Sennen along with the rest of the UK's climbing fraternity.
"That would have been bad enough but... "someone had had a shit on the access scramble down to the area!!"
His final thought: "Don't believe every thing the government tells you - it is still hit and miss."
We'd be interested to hear of any more crags declared open "officially" but in fact still closed.


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