This year we return to the epic granite of Lundy Island! The secluded nature of the island provides some of the most unspoilt and picturesque crags in the country, and an essential tick for any trad climber… once you’ve tackled the logistics of getting there.
Please read the accommodation/ferry booking notes before committing. The island does tend to fully book in advance, which is the reason for opening the sign up early, we strongly advise booking to avoid disappointment.
Lundy is a trad-only destination, the vast majority of the climbing is on exposed tidal sea cliffs.
!!! Due to the serious & committing nature of the routes, experience of abseiling and multi-pitch trad climbing and knowledge of how to ascend a rope is essential for this meet. We would suggest that you should be comfortable at leading HS prior to booking.
Check out UKC or the club’s guidebook for an idea of some of the routes, but the ‘Flying Buttress’ and the 400ft slab ‘Devil’s Slide’ should give you an idea of just how spectacular the place can be…
Accommodation / Ferry
We will be staying at the islands campsite, we don’t have a group booking so you will need to book your own pitches and ferry.
- Please book your pitch via the Landmark Trust website – we will be travelling to the island from 15th to 22nd August. For some reason the website seems to multiply your camping price by 10 when you add it, but don’t panic it corrects itself when you click through to the next page. From personal experience, you will need a tent (or arranging sharing) that is able to withstand some quite significant weather!
- Once you have booked, please make sure to sign up to this meet page so we can make sure you’re included in communications about the meet, and so we can keep the island informed of our
- After you have booked accommodation they will hold your space on the ferry until up to two weeks before travel, we will email everyone who has signed up to remind you to book the ferry as soon as it’s available.
We plan to car-share to Devon before taking the MS Oldenburg which sails from Ilfracombe and Bideford. Luggage on the ferry is limited, we will make a group nearer the time to share & organise gear to take.
Tides & Bird Bans
The trip dates have been selected to give us low tide at around mid-week. Those who have travelled previously will know that the weather can close in on the island rather quickly… but hopefully we get some decent weather windows.
The bird ban restrictions for 2020 are currently set the same as last year, whilst subject to change, there should be very few crags out of action for the time of our visit. Please take the time to read the BMC access information before committing to the trip
The local pub (the only pub) serves some great food all day and will be happy to let you run up an extensive tab throughout the week.
There is a small but well-stocked shop on the island which should serve most of your needs.
The island has recently been declared ‘plastic free’, please do your best to ensure it stays this way!