Climbers are facing a ban at a Lancashire quarry because of traffic problems.

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is warning that the owner of the popular climbing venue is threatening to close the land to climbers because of inconsiderate parking.

The quarry, north of Pendle Hill, was for many years banned to cragrats and was only reopened after negotiation of an access agreement. Now that may end because of large numbers of climbers blocking residential access.

The BMC says users of the quarry should park in the layby at the end of the lane leading to the quarry. It’s also warning that dogs are banned and there should be no fires.

Large club meets in the summer months are especially likely to cause problems.

Details of the quarry and its guidance for responsible use are on the BMC’s climbing database.