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Climbs 56
Rocktype Hornstone
Altitude 248m a.s.l
Faces NW

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Evening solo © Nicholas Livesey

Crag features

A mixture of boulder problems with good landings, unprotectable solos and short trad routes. Most routes about 6m in length but up to 10m in places. Some outstanding problems in the f5 to f6B range.

Topo available at Leicestershire Bouldering.

Approach notes

Parking Charges (card payments accepted, no entry after 8PM).
Up to 1 hour - £2
1 - 3 hours - £3
Over 3 hours - £4

If coming after hours park on Dean's Lane.

Restricted Access

Public access to Beacon Hill is restricted between 1st April-1st August to aid with conservation and restoration of the surrounding heathland. Access for climbing can be arranged by calling the Beacon Hill Ranger team between 8am and 8pm prior to your visit on 07850276224. One person can arrange for a group visit providing they inform the ranger of the number of climbers visiting. Access will be via a gate locked with a combination lock and you must speak to a ranger to gain permission and the access code before visiting – leaving a voicemail is not sufficient. In addition, the following must be adhered to in order to ensure continued access for climbing:

  • Climbers must only use Beacon Hill for the purpose of climbing, taking the shortest route between the access gate and the rocks to minimise disturbance to flora and fauna.

  • Access to the rocks is possible at any time but all cars must exit the car park by midnight.

  • Climbers must not allow access to others during their time within Jewels Hill.

  • Please ensure all litter is removed and disposed of responsibly.

  • Strictly no dogs allowed

  • The ranger team would be grateful for any animal sightings seen within the area, particularly reptiles and birds. Please help to demonstrate the positive contribution climbers can make to conservation by reporting any sightings to: BeaconHillCountry.Park@leics.gov.uk

  • Leicestershire County Council reserves the right to restrict access at any time in order to protect flora or fauna as deemed necessary.

  • Periodically livestock will be turned out in the area for the purpose of conservation grazing.

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
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