The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is warning climbers of access difficulties on a Peak crag.

The owners of Eagle Tor, near Birchover in Derbyshire, have expressed concerns about the safety of their children playing in the area of the crag while climbers are on the rock.

They also say human excrement and other litter have been found in the area. The BMC is asking any climbers using the gritstone bouldering crag who are approached by the owners to stay courteous and report the matter to the BMC.

The crag is not on access land and is, says the council, effectively in the owners’ back garden. It says it hopes to meet the owners soon to reach an amicable agreement on climbing there.