Altitude 105m a.s.l
Force Majeure - First Ascent © Luke Owens
This sheltered quarry provides a clutch of good routes on generally high quality and unusually featured limestone. The crag has been climbed on for many years, but it wasn't until 2012 that it was properly developed.
The crag has a southerly aspect and is very sheltered, being surrounded by fine deciduous trees. Despite evidence of seepage stains on Main Wall, it appears to stay pretty dry, even during short periods of rain.
Either park in the castle car park (gate is locked at 4pm) or outside next to an old tower. From the left side of the castle car park, head down a set of steps, cross a lane, then follow more steps. At the bottom, head rightwards to the quarry floor.
Privately owned and the owner has had issues with partying youths and litter here. The landowner appreciates that climbers tend to be well behaved and does not object to well- behaved individuals climbing here, but wants it known that this is located on privately owned land, that access is very much at your own risk, that permission should be sought before hand and request that you have a bit of a clean up in the area while there to help with maintenance as some locals are not so respectful and leave broken glass and other litter.
From the landowner: - "Email is the best way of contacting me due to shifts, the best days for climbing would be Friday to Monday again due to my shifts. Be aware that some locals party there so there may be broken glass and other stuff on the floor if you could bring a bin bag, pick up any mess you see and drop it off in my bins at garden cottage at the top of the steps that would help me with keeping the place clean".
E-mail for the owner is :-firstname.lastname@example.org
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