Where to climb

There are plenty of great places to climb in Yorkshire, elsewhere in the UK and abroad. Here we share some of our knowledge and experience of these places...

Public Transport Crags

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    LUUMC Recommended
  • Caley - X84 to otley, get out when you see boulders on your left (UKC)
  • Ilkley - Train/Bus to ilkley, then 20 min walk to the crag (UKC, UKC)
  • Almscliff - Train to weeton then 25 min walk (UKC)
  • Castlebergh (link 2) - Train to Settle then 5 min walk (UKC)
  • Shipley Glen - Train to Saltaire (or alternatively Shipley) (UKC)

  • More Crags
  • Chevin - X84 to otley, get out when you see gate on your left and 10 min walk (UKC)
  • Heptonstall - Train to Hebden Bridge then a 25 min walk to the crag (UKC)
  • Baildon Bank - Train to Saltaire (or alternatively Shipley) (UKC)
  • Widdop - 906 bus (only runs at weekends and only in the summer) then a 45 min walk (UKC)
  • Gorple - 906 bus (only runs at weekends and only in the summer) then walk (UKC, UKC, UKC)
  • Horsehold Scout - Train to Hebden Bridge then a 35 min walk to the crag (UKC)
  • Crow's Nest Wood Quarry - Train to Hebden Bridge then a 5 min walk to the crag (UKC)
  • Hetchell - Bus to Bardsey then a 10 min walk (UKC)
  • Brimham - Bus to Harrogate then number 24 bus between Pately Bridge and Harrogate. Get off at Summer Bridge then a 40 min walk. (UKC)
  • West Chevin - Train to menston then a half hour walk (UKC)
  • Chew valley crags - Train to Greenfield station (UKC)
  • Hawkcliffe - Train from Leeds to Steeton & Silsden and then a 10-15 min walk. Or go to Keighley and get the Skipton bus and alight at the bus stop by Hawkcliffe farm (UKC)
  • Earl Crag - Train to Keighley and the Burnley bus (UKC)
  • Woodhouse Scar - Train to Sowerby Bridge and 25 min walk or to Halifax and 30 min walk (or 5 min if you take the bus to King Cross from the station). (UKC)
  • Pen-y-Ghent - Train to Horton in Ribblesdale (UKC)
  • Crookrise - Train to Skipton and bike/bus to Embsey (UKC)
  • Eastby - Train to Skipton and bike/bus to Embsey (UKC)
  • Rylstone - Train to Skipton and bike/bus to Grassington (UKC)
  • Robin Hood Rocks - Train to Mytholmroyd station then a 30 min walk (or take the bus to Cragg Vale Village) (UKC)
  • Blackstone Edge - Bus/train to Halifax/Rochdale then take a bus (get off at The White House pub) then a 15 min walk (UKC)
  • Cows Mouth Quarry - Bus/train to Halifax/Rochdale and take a bus (get off at The White House pub) then a 15 min walk (UKC)

Elsewhere in the UK

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Climbing Abroad

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