Late May Bank Holiday 2024 – Peak District

When

24/05/2024 - 27/05/2024    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookings

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Where

Hazel Barrow Farm
Upper Hulme, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 8UQ

Event Type

Who?

This meet will be suitable for all members with bouldering, sport or trad climbing experience. Although there are sport crags in the Peak District, this meet will mainly focus on bouldering and trad climbing at the local gritstone crags, such as the Roaches.

What?

We are staying at Hazel Barrow Farm campsite, just outside Upper Hulme near Leek which is close to the sprawling crag of The Roaches that offers a wide range of gristone bouldering and climbing. Check out UKC.

Bouldering at Newstones & Baldstones

There is also a small crag within walking distance of the campsite which has some good bouldering.

There are bolted limestone crags within driving distance such as Harpur Hill Quarry and several indoor walls in Sheffield.

As well as climbing there is plenty of walking and cycling in the local area.

Things to bring:

Essential:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping stuff – Sleeping bag & mat
  • Climbing stuff (only essential if you actually plan on climbing) – Harness, rock shoes, belay device, helmet, prussik, sling and carabiner
  • Clothing – A variety will be helpful. Weather could do anything at the end of May.
  • Weather gear – Waterproofs and a good pair of boots or shoes. Suncream
  • Personal – stuff for showering including a towel!
  • Food – Something for at least breakfast will be handy. The closest shops are in Leek which is a half hour drive away
  • Cooking equipment – for use in a campsite such as a stove NO BBQ OR BONFIRES IN THE PEAK
  • Water bottle – at least one for use when out and about
  • Midge repellent / nets – it is the Peak District

Desirable (bring if you have these):

  • Trad rack, half ropes, single rope
  • Approach shoes
  • Boulder mat
  • Guide books
  • Maps of the area
  • Walking poles
  • Food for lunch and snacks for the hills / crags

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:

The closest shops are in Leek which is about a half hour drive away.

There is a pub – The Winking Man – within walking distance but booking is recommended at the weekend as it gets very busy.

Where?

Hazel Barrow Farm, Upper Hulme, Leek, ST13 8UQ.

Cost is £10 per person per night. You do not need to contact the campsite. Cash on arrival.

We will be the only people staying at the campsite. It is a grassy area on several levels with a separate parking space for cars. You cannot park at your tent.

The campsite has limited parking. As such it is not suitable for those staying in vans. The pub up the road offers overnight stays for vans although they advise you pre-book.

Due to limited parking please car share where possible. If there is not enough space at the campsite you may need to leave your car elsewhere.

The campsite has a toilet block with showers.

When?

Late May bank holiday – Friday 24th – Monday 27th May

Bookings

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