Moorland Castles

Alport Dale runs from the South East of Bleaklow towards the Ladybower Reservoir and passes the stunning geographical feature of Alport Castles. This is one of ...

Barden Moor, Yorkshire

The moorlands of Barden Fell above Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire are home to the outcrops of Simon’s Seat and Lord’s Seat. The rocks here are truly uniq...

Island of Woods

The months of April and May usually bring with them the opportunity to rediscover the places lost to seepage and moss during the winter. Between the dappled lig...

Churnet Valley, Staffordshire

The Lower Churnet is a gem of Staffordshire climbing. It was good to get Mike on the other end of the lens for a change, climbing a route aptly called Robin Hoo...

Moorland Cottongrass

From late May and into the summer, cottongrass covers many areas of the moorlands and its white cotton buds (particularly of the one-headed hare’s-tail variety)...

Rhoscolyn, Anglesey

The sea cliffs at Rhoscolyn on Anglesey offer some adventurous climbing with a friendly approach. Here are some highlights from a day out at the seaside with th...

Iona Beach

South-West Mull, Scotland

The southern tip of Mull in the Hebrides is scattered with some stunning pink granite outcrops and is home to some of my favourite climbing in the UK. Here is a...

Thorn Crag, Lancashire

Sitting high on the moors of the Trough of Bowland, Thorn Crag in Lancashire is home to some stunning fine-grained gritstone with superb views. You can even see...

Harmer’s Wood, Cheshire

Harmer’s Wood is a tranquil sandstone quarry near Helsby in Cheshire. The classic routes are best sampled above a couple of pads, and include balancy aret...