August Bank Holiday 2024: Dartmoor


23/08/2024 - 26/08/2024    
All Day


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Harford Campsite
West Combeshead, Harford, Ivybridge, PL21 0JG

Event Type


Trad climbing on granite. Massive Tors on moorland and climbing through and above woodland canopies are the order of the weekend. Within the National Park are the well known climbing areas such as The Dewerstone and Haytor, plus loads more trad and bouldering in the area.

Approaches to all the climbing venues are generally short, easy walks, so there are few constraints.


Summary: Open to all
Dartmoor has a wide array of trad routes and bouldering catering to all abilities. Some experience of trad climbing will help you get the most out of the area, but if you’re relatively new to outdoor climbing or trad, then Dartmoor’s a good venue to get some more under your belt.
Most of the climbing on the Tors tends to be single pitch, but there are some lovely multi-pitch routes available in The Dewerstone.
If you’re not yet self-sufficient then that’s fine, as always the committee are here to help so please just drop us a message so we can manage numbers and make sure there’s someone for you to team up with.


We’ll be staying at Harford Camping just outside Ivybridge on the south edge of Dartmoor National Park. The campsite offers space for tents and vans and we have secured the 8 person bunkhouse on site. It has the usual campsite facilities but is not suitable for motorhomes.

The bunkhouse will cost £46 per person for 3 nights (Friday, Sat, Sun). This will be paid through the club.
Camping / vans will cost £12.60 per person per night – £37.80 for 3 nights (Friday, Sat, Sun). This will be paid on arrival. Cash only.

Please note – when booking a paid place on this meet you are committing to attending. We cannot offer refunds for meets where the Club has booked accommodation in advance as this leaves us out of pocket. There will be a wait list available for this meet. If, after booking, you cannot attend for any reason you can recoup the cost by transferring your ticket to the next person on the wait list. If there is no one on the wait list it will be your responsibility to find a replacement. Ticket transfers will need to be done by the committee so please let the committee know.


Wear suitable clothing for the British summer. Although some destinations in Dartmoor like The Dewerstone have some tree cover, the majority of the climbing tends to be on Tors which can be quite exposed and hot in the sun, or chilly in the wind so have a few layers available. In the case of foul weather the bunkhouse has a drying room for wet gear.
Most walk ins are relatively short but can be a little steep, so trainers are probably fine but approach shoes will probably be more comfortable in some cases.
A standard trad rack will see you up most stuff in Dartmoor. Being granite some larger protection like hexes and cams will often be helpful.
If you’re new to trad climbing and want some advice on the basics you should bring along to a trad meet check out our advice page just for you!



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Dartmoor Aug 2024 bunkhouse ticket
3 nights in the bunkhouse
£46.00 N/A
Dartmoor Aug 2024 camping ticket
Camping £12.60 pp pn - pay on arrival
£0.00 N/A

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