Climbs 11
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 122m a.s.l

Steep ground at Turkey Dips © Dave Bond

Crag features

Turkey Dip is a small sports crag close to Darley Dale in Derbyshire. It is extremely steep and hence doesn't offer much in the way of easy grades. Because of the overhanging nature of the crag, climbing is usually possible in any rain. Although the crag does take seepage after prolonged wet weather, not all the routes are affected and is worth looking at if everywhere else is wet!

Approach notes

Situated in the woodlands near Darley Bridge in Derbyshire. The following is a description of how to find it from the village :- If travelling by car, parking is available by the river in Darley Bridge itself, or on the road to Wensley, just beyond the Three Stags Head pub. Take the road signposted to H.J. Enthoven and Stanton Lees and follow this for 100m, until you get to the third gate on your left. Go over the style into the wood and follow the track, which can be muddy in prolonged wet weather. After 200m branch left around the lake and, almost immediately, cross a small wooden bridge over the stream. The crag overlooks the lake, just up on the right

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Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
More info
More Guidebooks: (1995)

Out of print:
Went today - lake has dried out and is a smelly mud pit - big sign pinned to the crag saying no climbing -is this actually the case. Signs also up for No Swimming or Diving.
robandian - 24/Aug/11
Great place!! Lovely setting in a forest by the lake. Good set of routes to go at. Nicely bolted too.
shosholoza - 05/Jul/10
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Land of the Lost8a+ *
2Back To The Future7c+ **
3Step On It7c+ **
4The Land That Time Forgot7c *
5Animal Antics7b+ *
6Pedal To The Metal7b+ **
7Onslaught8a *
8Unleashed7c *
9Overkill8a *
10Annihilator7c+ *
11Beat It6a+

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