Location: Hedbury Quarry, Swanage
Meeting Place: Worth Matravers Car Park
DISCLAIMER: In case of rain or high winds this meet may be cancelled.
COVID-19: If you plan on coming to this meet, please make sure you sign up below, as this will aid track and trace if required. Please remember to adhere to government social distancing rules and do not attend if you have a shielding letter or if you or someone you live with has any of the symptoms of coronavirus.
For further information Club members are directed to:
BMC document entitled ‘COVID-19 guidelines for groups of outdoor climbers and hill walkers’ found on: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/covid19-restarting-club-meets
Hedbury Quarry is one of the sport climbing venues on the Swanage coastline with a range of grades (even including a 1!) and all with a lovely view of the sea! As the first official club trip of the year, this meet will help warm up those climbing muscles and get psyched for summer!
For those new to outdoor climbing – We are given access to many crags by land owners, and are expected to treat the land with respect. Please be mindful of any litter (you will see many of us picking up and taking litter home, to help keep the area clear). There are no toilets once we are at the crag so please be prepared for this. The nearest toilet will be at Worth Matravers Car Park.
Kit – where possible please bring your own equipment*
- Climbing shoes
- Climbing harness
- Climbing rope
- Quick Draws
- Sling and Carabiner
- Spare Carabiners
- Clip Stick
- Your own chalk/tape (liquid chalk if possible)
- Pack lunch & water
- Layers – just in case it’s cold
- Waterproof – just in case it rains
- Sun cream – just in case it’s hot
- Sturdy pair of walking/approach shoes
- Personal alcohol gel/hand sanitiser
- Personal first aid kit
*Club equipment is available on loan, please see https://southamptonclimbingclub.org/club-gear/scc-equipment/ for more information
Where possible, please travel in same households only. If car sharing from different households or travelling by public transport, please ensure a face covering is worn and there is appropriate social distancing in accordance with the government COVID guidelines.
Directions: Worth Matravers, Swanage BH19 3LE
From Southampton, head west on the M27 and follow on the A31 towards Bere Regis, then follow signs to Wareham and then to Corfe Castle on the A351. Drive through Corfe Castle and then turn left onto the B3069 towards Kingston, drive through Kingston, take the first turn on the right towards Worth Matravers and the car park will be on the right before you get to the pub (Square and Compass). The cost for the park is donation by honesty box.