Kilnsey Crag - Parking Problems

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The BMC has received reports of bad parking at Kilnsey crag, Yorkshire, with climbers parking their cars on the verge directly below the crag.

"This creates traffic problems for local residents and visitors passing through. The issue has been previously flagged-up by the YDNPA (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority)." commented Guy Keating of the BMC.

The official advice from the BMC is to park in the large lay-by approximately 450m past the crag, on the right.

"I get the feeling this one might get out of hand unless people do the right thing." commented Guy Keating, speaking to

  • You can keep up to date with access info at Kilnsey on the BMC's online Access Database: RAD

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9 Jul, 2009
It's a long way to that lay-by 2 minutes up the road....ffs
9 Jul, 2009
There are signs as you leave Kilnsey village (towards the crag) warning against parking on the roadside and the police have moved people on too. The crag is hugely popular at the moment and people need to make an effort to get there cars off the road even if it does mean increasing the approach by ten minutes! I suspect the police will start giving out tickets if it continues rather than just telling people to move. Kevin
9 Jul, 2009
Not many years ago there were double yellow lines there, if people insist on parking there it will not be long before they are replaced.
9 Jul, 2009
The people or the lines?
9 Jul, 2009
I think Martin X was involved in the Kilnsey path and parking things at the time and got them to remove some of the lines.
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