Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend: Pembrokeshire

Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/06/2022 - 05/06/2022
All Day

Location
St Petrox Campsite
St Petrox Farm
Pembroke
SA71 5EQ

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The location:

St Petrox Camping – St.Petrox Farm,  Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA715EQ

Long Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend climbing in Pembrokeshire!

**The initial spaces booked with the campsite have filled up**

You can still attend this meet by booking directly with the campsite if they have room, or with another. If you do this please sign up below using the additional camping ticket.

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We are heading back to sunny Pembrokeshire for the extended Jubilee bank holiday weekend.

Meet lead: Jo Payne

Cost:

This meet cost will vary depending on the size of tent:

Small tent (2 man) £12 per night
Medium tent (4 man) £15 per night
Large tent (6 man+) £20 per night
Van / small campervan £15 per night
Large van / campervan £20 per night

Bookings need to be made directly with the campsite – 01646 622561

Please only sign up on this page once you have a confirmed booking.

When booking say you are with ‘Southampton Climbing Club’ – this will help the campsite group us together. We have initially reserved 15 people spaces with them from Weds 1st June – Sun 5th June but they may have additional space if these fill up.

If you want to stay additional nights either side of these dates feel free.

Accommodation:

We will be staying at St Petrox Campsite in south Pembrokeshire.

The campsite in 3 miles from Pembroke and 10 minute drive from the south crags such as St Govan’s Head.

Facilities include showers, toilets and a washing up area. Campfires are permitted if off the ground and electric hookups are available to book if needed.

Noise is to be kept to a minimum between 08:00 and 22:00

The area:

Climbing in the south of Pembrokeshire is a little different to the north. Mainly, there are large areas that are used for military firing and exercise. It is very important you understand the restrictions in place and abide by them.

The south coast is split into 2 main climbing areas – Range East and Range West that have different access agreements.
There are other areas to the East of these (towards Broad Haven) that are outside these military areas and have more relaxed access. For confirmation about each crag please check the BMC RAD.

The range west and east access restrictions are briefly covered below:

For Range East
• Check noticeboards each day before climbing. These show the latest changes to restrictions during the season.
• Access to range area is only permitted in non firing periods – check local press or phone 24hr information line. Tel 01646 662367
• Do not climb between red markers during restricted periods.
• Avoid gardening routes – flora on the cliff include some nationally scarce species.
• Do not attach belays to any MoD property or place any new stakes due to unexploded ordnance and conservation reasons.
• No climbing on chapel cove at any time (Public safety).

For Range West
Access is by Ministry of Defence permission only and climbers are required to attend a briefing. Further details and the briefing dates can be found here.

Full access restrictions can be found here and on the BMC RAD.

If you don’t fancy climbing in the south the northern area is only about an hours drive.

Things to bring:

Essential:

  • Tent or van!
  • Sleeping stuff – Sleeping bag / mat and pillow
  • Climbing stuff  – Harness, rock shoes, belay device, helmet, prussik, sling and carabiner
  • Clothing – A variety – Pembrokeshire can really catch the sun but it can be cold in the evenings and at night
  • Personal – stuff for showering including a towel!
  • Food – The nearest shop is 3 miles away in Pembroke. There is a pub in nearby Stackpole which is a walkable distance
  • Water bottle – at least one for use when out and about – you may want more if the forecast is for hot weather

Desirable (bring if you have these):

  • Trad rack, half ropes, single rope, abseil rope
  • Approach shoes
  • Boulder mat
  • Guide books
  • Maps of the area
  • Food for lunch and snacks for the hills / crags
  • BBQ / fire pit
  • Awnings / tarps

The Club has a stock of guidebooks which are kept at Bouldershack. This can be accessed by asking at the front desk for the key to the SCC library. Members are welcome to borrow guidebooks for the meet but please sign then out and return them promptly.

Members are also able to borrow gear from the club. This can be done by filling out an equipment request form. Details can be found here.

Food and drink:

This is a self catering camping meet. The closest shop is 3 miles away in Pembroke.

There is a pub within walking distance in Stackpole.

The local environment:

As mentioned above large areas of the coast are MoD property. Please adhere to all restrictions in place.

Temporary or permanent restrictions may also be in place to protect nesting birds or rare fauna, these are all published on the BMC Regional Access Database

Travel:

Although cars are included at the campsite, please think about the environment and car share if possible.  A Facebook event has been set up to help facilitate with this, so feel free to post a message in there if you are able to offer lifts, or are still looking for one.

Bookings


Ticket Type Spaces
Pembrokeshire 2022 camping space N/A
Pembrokeshire 2022 - self organised camping
For those who missed the initial 15 spaces reserved with the campsite but have still been able to book a space directly, or with another campsite
N/A

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Attendee List
There are 10 of 30 spaces remaining