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  Cliff climbing, Hutton Roof Crags
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  • Cliff climbing, Hutton Roof Crags - Cumbria
      Cliff climbing, Hutton Roof Crags
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  • Hutton Roof Crags - Cumbria
      Hutton Roof Crags
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  • From the cliffs, Hutton Roof - Cumbria
      From the cliffs, Hutton Roof
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  • Limestone pavement - Cumbria
      Limestone pavement
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  • Limestone pavement - Cumbria
      Limestone pavement
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This is one of Britain's best examples of limestone pavement, to be found not far from Kirkby Lonsdale.
Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve is now an area of special scientific interest and is a wonderful place for walking and very popular with rock climbers. We have seen climbers scaling the cliffs here with old mattresses placed at the base of the cliffs to break any falls! Never seen this before.
There are footpaths up to the crags from behind the church and from the village itself. The views from the top are panoramic on a good day, Morecambe Bay to the west, The Lake District hills to the north and the Pennines to the east.
The limestone pavement is most impressive, watch yourself as some of the grikes, (the gaps between the blocks) are deep and i wouldn't like to get a foot stuck, never mind anything else.!

The village boasts a Wesleyan Chapel, built around 1850 and pretty St. John's church (1881), built from local sandstone on the site of a 13thC. church.

Hutton Roof is off the beaten track being such a small village but the crags can be seen from the main road. To reach them, take a minor road off the A65 from Kirkby Lonsdale.

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2010
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