Hi all. I was at Sally in the woods today and someone showed me a really nice pdf guide that someone had put together. It had pictures of all the boulders and a map and some topo lines. However, I neglected to ask him to send me it. Does anyone have a copy?
Didn't even know there was bouldering there and its pretty local to me! would also be very interested in this guide is someone manages to dig it out.
Yeah! I had heard it was a bit crap but honestly some of the rock there is as good as any other limestone venue. Solid, interesting features, pockets, steep stuff, roofs, slabs... it's absolutely worth a visit! The only trouble is finding the different parts, we came across several groups like us, wandering around like headless chickens XD
Access is a bit sensitive (depending on who you ask it’s either common land or privately owned, either way there’s no inherent right to climb) hence no commercial/publicly available guidebook I think.
I think you can get hold of the pdf from one of the local climber Facebook groups - not sure which one I’m afraid.
+1 on the quality, there’s a few quality boulders hidden in the woods, most of which can be easily found along the main track from the lay-by. Keep an eye out for ticks - they’re out in force there currently!
Sent you an email
I would love a copy as well. I think I have found most of it but there must be a few bits I've missed.
If anyone could send me one as well, that would be great.
Last time I visited I very much relied on luck and the kindness of strangers to help find all the boulders and give route advice. Would be super helpful to have that PDF if anyone is kind enough to share it!
Bump for the .pdf too if anyone feels kind enough to share it with me please.
Don't panic, book coming soon.
Heh, that's what you always say : )
I'd also love a copy if anyone could forward it over please.
I've been a few times recently and have found everything apart from sin city which still eludes me...
Email sent - also to other requests above.
I’d also really love a copy of the pdf please, if you’re happy to send it out again! 😊
Have sent you an email
btw anyone visiting Sally in the Woods - someone tried to break into my van last tuesday during the day. There was a far nicer vw camper parked a few spaces behind my old and tatty van so I hope they didn't mess up their van.
I would hazard a guess that its due to the relatively recent increased popularity and some oppurtunists driving past with nothing to do - be careful not to leave anything on display.
Perhaps it was Sally herself or one of the many ghosts that haunt Sally in the Wood?
Sally was a kind women.
> Sally was a kind women.
Indeed. There are lots of nice resources on the history of the place, the stories about babies seem somewhat far-fetched...
> Indeed. There are lots of nice resources on the history of the place, the stories about babies seem somewhat far-fetched...
Yeah I reckon that stuff is just bollox.
> Yeah I reckon that stuff is just bollox.
Good guidebook preamble material though
I have the Sally stuff in the book. I even think I know where her dwelling used to be.
There’s no truth to the ‘Sally’ being a reference to a nearby Civil War battle I take it, Mark? I’ve seen Sally = Sortie, as an alternative take on the name.
An outlying skirmish from Lansdowne maybe?
No, she was a real person who lived in the woods there.
Lovely, a wise woman...
Please would someone send me the pdf also
> Access is a bit sensitive (depending on who you ask it’s either common land or privately owned, either way there’s no inherent right to climb) hence no commercial/publicly available guidebook I think.
According to the Land Registry (if I've got the spot right, judging by the UKC crag map), it's privately owned, by a Mr BENEDICT JAMES ROSE of Rook Lane House,Christchurch Street West, Frome BA11 1EB The value stated as at 23 May 2019 was £65,000 (when he appeared to gain title)
Part of the land is registered common land.
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