Wye Valley Meet. May 3rd-6th (Bank Holiday weekend)
You may have noticed this on the meets list, but no details. There are now meet leaders- Liz and I, so here are the details!
We will camp at the Beeches Farm campsite quite near Tintern and its fine ruined abbey. http://www.beechesfarmcampsite.co.uk . The site is walking distance from the Abbey, and about a kilometre away from an excellent pub.
The Wye valley has a fantastic variety of quality limestone crags, to suit all abilities. About a mile walk away (down the Offa’s Dyke Path), is Shorn Cliff, where there is an excellent selection of middle grade routes (VS to E2). Further south toward Chepstow, about 3 miles by road is Wintours Leap. This is a superb crag, with a huge variety of multi-pitch routes of all grades, generally about 90 metres in length. In the Central and South bays there are plenty of stars in the amenable (even for me!) grades.
Further North is Symonds Yat, also with a good variety of grades, and there are even naughty bolted routes in nearby quarries!
Apart from climbing, there is excellent walking, and mountain biking in the Forest of Dean, where you can hire canoes on the River Wye.
The campsite people have asked us to make the bookings as a group if we want to be sited together, so if you’re coming contact me ASAP on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by replying to this posting. Say if you want electricity hookup.
Sorry about the short notice, and hope to see you there!