I understand that it is illegal to rock climb in Anston stones, because of the brittle Limestone craggs. From one end of the gorge to the other, there are Limestone faces, many hidden by trees. I believe that Anston stones is far superior to Cresswell Craggs, but is much less of a tourist destination.
I was shocked at the Annual Parish council meeting to find out that it is illegal to rock climb in the stones. Anston stones would be a climbers paradise if this wasn’t the case.
I do find it strange that it is illegal to rock climb in Anston stones, bearing in mind people climb all over the Derbyshire countryside on various different rock faces. I will clarify this point at some stage with the Parish council.
All the best