The Ring Ousel season has come around again. In response to the nesting patterns established last year the decision was taken to trial several precautionary bans at Stanage (see this thread). From Thursday 8th April until Friday 30th April please avoid the following areas - the Rim Area (far right of Suzanne), the Strangler Area and Counts Buttress. If the birds settle elsewhere then these areas may be moved. Judging by the current patterns of behaviour this could include the Grotto Slab and Trinity Crack Areas. Check at the crag and the web sites for more details.