/ best rock climbing locations without a car

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mic - on 28 Jul 2014
Does anyone know of any good climbing locations in the uk that are accessible without a car?
Stevie989 - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Dumbarton Rock.

The Cobbler area at Arrochar if you don't mind the walk in.
Steve Clark - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Trowbarrow : train to Silverdale
Jim Lancs - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

There's a bus up both Langdale and Borrowdale and the 555 goes past Castle Rock.
Jon Stewart - on 28 Jul 2014
humptydumpty - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

There's loads; might help to know where you're coming from.
Skip - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Chudleigh. Train to Exeter (unless you live there), bus to Chudleigh.
Monk - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Do you mean for day trips, weekends or longer holidays? And where from? Plenty of places in north Wales or the lakes would be good bases for climbing without a car. For example somewhere near grange in Borrow dale, or Ogwen or nant peris in Snowdonia.The eastern peak is also good if you are prepared to walk a bit from somewhere like hathersage. The south coast also had options if you stay somewhere near swanage. Train and bus can get you to any of these locations quite easily.
Jon Stewart - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Here's a good'un: Glen Rosa, Arran. Great climbing, get trains, a boat and good long hike up to wild camp beneath Cir Mor. A great weekend.
Michael Gordon - on 28 Jul 2014
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Glen Coe - bus goes right through it
Iain Peters - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Has to be Lundy. Even the most addicted motor head will be in the same boat, literally, having had to leave their wheels on the mainland and once you're there......
Dave Perry - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Has walking in gone out of fashion? ;-)
Orgsm on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Gower

prog99 on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Arran is very do-able.
MFB - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

langdale

get on the 516

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/PdfUploads/Timetable_51126_516%20(Kendal).pdf

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Bobling - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Avon
stevieb - on 28 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

loads of the peak district is accessible from the train. Where are you travelling from? I've done Stanage, Froggatt, Wildcat, Millstone, and many more in the past. High tor, Burbage, Castle Naze, new Mills torrs. Almscliff and Pen Trwyn also should be doable.
whenry on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to mic: Wintour's Leap - train to Chepstow.
Al Evans on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to stevieb:
> loads of the peak district is accessible from the train.

And bus from Sheffield and Manchester etc..
Post edited at 09:56
In reply to mic:

The Breck

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=1628

It is next to a road and some houses
Bulls Crack - on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

We used to go to the Lakes, Northumberland, N Wales, the Peak and Avon when car-less

plenty to go at there ;-)
stroppygob - on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to Skip:
> (In reply to mic)
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> Chudleigh. Train to Exeter (unless you live there), bus to Chudleigh.

I was going to suggest that, and Torquay.
Nick Russell on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Portland. Train to Weymouth and then the number 1 bus goes round the island every 20 minutes or so.

As already mentioned, Avon Gorge is right in Bristol centre

Wintour's Leap is close enough to Chepstow train station, Ban-y-Gor a bit further. The other Wye Valley crags probably too far unless you take a bike.
Ste Brom - on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:

Steady on now. You'll put the man off.
In reply to Ste Brom:

I could have said Irby Quarry!
Tom Last - on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:
Genuine answer, rather than facetious.

Everywhere!

I've been to Skye, Raasay, Ardmair, Lochaber, Orkney, Cornwall, Swanage, The Peak, Avon etc without a car - all from just north of London. Not saying it was easy though.

Post edited at 12:02
cheese@4p - on 29 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

Bus Stop Quarry?
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DubyaJamesDubya - on 30 Jul 2014
In reply to mic:

> Does anyone know of any good climbing locations in the uk that are accessible without a car?

Do you mean getting to them or once you are there or both?
If both are you prepared to hitch or do you intend to use public transport?
Where are you starting from?
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