Beacon Hill Leicestershire, ENGLAND
Climbs 45 – Rocktype Hornstone – Altitude 248m a.s.l – Faces NW
The rock polishes easily and becomes slippery. Most routes about 6m in length but up to 10m in places. Best routes: Moonshot (E1 5b***), Starship Trooper (E16a***). [Al Smith]
From J22 of M1 take A50 towards Burton-on-Trent to 1st. roundabout.Turn R along B591 towards Copt Oak. Turn R after 2mi, still the B591. Beacon Hill car park is signposted on L after 2mi. Please note car park closing times and don't get locked in.
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Lovely spot for an evenings bouldering, but not enough to keep you occupied for more than a day. Will be taking the family next time as it's a great spot for a picnic and some nice areas for the kids to climb on. Boulder Britain has a couple of pages detailing the main boulder problems.
tom_greenwich - 14/Aug/12
£2.50 parking now.
Phil Lyon - 16/Jun/11
Fab venue, top rope or solo/boulder. Park for £1.50 up until 7/8?, then exit anytime (left at 10.30pm). Shiny rock very soft so takes a polish but not an issue. Enjoy.
philhilo - 25/Jul/10
good bouldering/ soloing venue, catches the evening sun. Some of the landings require a bit of padding.
there are spaces to park on the road by the entrance if you dont want to be locked in.
dreadheadmatt - 13/Apr/10
went there today 10-9-08
parking now £1.50 - nice little venue for an evening
Ian Archer - 10/Sep/08
Went there last night (28/06/05) Bouldered about a bit on first outcrop. Not bad evening venue, good location, kite flying possibilities.
You have to pay a pound to get into the car park, worth it as the parks really well kept and very tidy.
Lancs Lad - 29/Jun/05