It’s mid-August, which means some of the last bird restrictions are being lifted from crags throughout Britain.
Crags becoming available to the climber this weekend include Berry Slade in Pembroke and a number of crags on the Orme in North Wales, including Atlanta Walls, Detritus Wall,Great Zawn (Little Orme) and The Allotment, as well as Thurba Head on the Gower.
Many of the most popular bird restricted crags are already open for business, such as Berry Head and birdy crags on Gogarth and in the Lake District are already open for business.
According to the BMC’s access database, only crags on Lundy, Lews Castle on the Gower and a couple of crags near Dover are still covered by a seasonal bird restriction, until 31 August.
The database doesn’t include Scotland, where battling against angry wildlife is considered part of the experience on some of the sea cliffs. However, 15 August is the traditional date to start climbing on the Souter sea stack and the surrounding fins. Check out our new feature on this area!