Scaling crags and cliffs can be one of the best ways to fully appreciate Shropshire's Great Outdoors
There are some fantastic places in Shropshire to go climbing and bouldering. Some of them are listed below but for many more visit the British Mountaineering Council’s website.
Corbet Wood Countryside Heritage Site, north of Shrewsbury is a good site for climbing the Grinshill ridge. Use Corbet Wood car park. No organised groups.
Nesscliffe Hills and The Cliffe Countryside Heritage Site, north of Shrewsbury on the A5 half way between Shrewsbury and Oswestry, grid ref SJ 390198 is Open Access land where climbing is permitted. The site is an important climbing area, and the sandstone outcrops have a range of climbing routes on them which are recognised as being extremely challenging. Parking Oak Car park, beside the lane from Nesscliffe to Hopton. No parking in passing place on the lane.
Llanymynech Rocks on the English-Welsh border, managed by Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trusts, and has a very wide range of climbing routes, some bolted. This is a designated nature reserve and an SSSI site. It has access restrictions on some routes for the bird nesting season. No climbing is allowed in the Northern Quarry or on Asterley Rocks, and other restrictions may apply due to unstable rock faces.
Find out about the limestone working in this area by visiting Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area.
Wenlock Edge owned by the National Trust, has some limited climbing at Ippikins Rock.
Pontesford Rocks, Earl’s Hill, owned by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, has limited climbing on Igneous rocks. Restrictions apply during the nesting season.
It is important that climbers check with the British Mountaineering Club for any restrictions on sites and abide by these.
Stiperstones – Natural England – restricted to Cranberry Tor. No permanent climbing aids permitted.
Shropshire Climbing Centre – Climbing Wall – Top rope and bouldering
Shrewsbury Sports Village – Climbing Wall – Lead, top rope and bouldering
Oswestry Climbing Centre – Climbing walls and bouldering
Shrewsbury Mountaineering Club- Mountaineering, rock-climbing, and walking for outdoor enthusiasts over 18 years. Associated, British Mountaineering Council (BMC)
The Wrekin Mountaineering Club- BMC affiliated. Hill walking, mountaineering and rock climbing, indoor climbing and bouldering. Meet 1st Thursday of each month at the George & Dragon in Much Wenlock.