Climbing in Devon and Cornwall
With its rugged coastline and granite heart, the West Country offers visitors a myriad of climbing opportunities to suit all abilities. The real challenge
though lies in deciding where exactly to start, so where better to base yourself than a traditional Devon cottage or Cornwall cottage. From your cosy
retreat you are then free to explore what the West Country is most famous for - striking natural beauty with climbing potential jagging out from all
Starting in Devon it is impossible not to divert your attention immediately towards Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its iconic granite tors and
windswept baron landscape. The obvious choice is to head towards Hay Tor, which acts as a magnet to those looking to test out their moorland
climbing skills. You certainly won't be short of company here, and there are sections which are accessable without any climbing equipment, so suitable
for all levels and ages. Away from the crowds there are around 7,000 hectares of climbing and bouldering opportunities across Dartmoor, suitable for
both groups and individuals. Places of particular interest include Hound Tor and Dewerstone, but there are so many places just waiting to be
discovered that you are often best speaking to the locals for their personal recommendations.
On the edge of Dartmoor you will find Chudleigh Rock, offering North and South limestone climbs of all standards. Set in 10 acres of unique grounds
there is also the opportunity to explore caves, abseil and take tree top adventures.
Moving towards the South Coast you will be confronted with an assortment of climbing challenges - this is where you will find the English Riviera,
which has received international recognition for its rich geological heritage. Around Torquay there are popular climbing venues along the stretch of
coastline between Meadfoot and Babbacombe, offering you the challenge of scaling the red sandstone cliffs with the sea lapping away below.
With all that sea air then what better place to end