Find out how to be a responsible rock climber, including safeguarding breeding birds.

Responsible behaviour by the public

The Access Code says:

Access rights extend to climbing. Follow any agreements between a land manager and recreational groups that seek, for example, to safeguard a rare bird nesting site (such an agreement might ask you not to climb particular crags or sections of crags during the breeding season).

If you are camping close to a crag, follow the guidance for wild camping.

Additional information:

The Mountaineering Council for Scotland provides advice on where climbing crags are affected by breeding birds.  They also issue guidance for climbers about climbing and nesting birds as well as information about other likely species climbers could encounter whilst enjoying their sport.

Responsible behaviour by land managers

There is no guidance for land managers in the Access Code for 'climbing'.

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