Old quarry now preserved by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust as an 'isolated wild place'. Single pitch routes to 30 metres.
It is recommended to find the route you wish to climb from the top, ab off, do the route and climb out again. The main reason for this is that the quarry floor is impenetrable brambles so hacking your way to a route costs time and blood. Whilst on the abseil youll have a chance to clean the route a bit before hand. Some routes are ok, but areas around 'Athletes Arete' (athletes something anyway) VS are slimey as hell after rain. [Mat 11/03]
Climbing allowed from August to February inclusive restricted to the marked areas shown in the guide book. All other climbing forbidden.
Drive north out of Parkend, and turn left onto the B4234, signposted Lydbrook. After about a mile, park the car in a good lay-by on the left just opposite the Forest of Dean Stonefirms works on the right. Take the hard-surfaced Forestry track (the old tramroad) following the telegraph posts numbered in descending order from 29. After another mile, immediately beyond post 11, turn back sharp left on a grassy track. After a short rise this levels out, and the quarry perimeter fence is soon encountered on the right.
It can also be reached from the lay by opposite the recycling centre, max.15 minute walk in.