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15th – 17th MAY 2020

                                                       DERBYSHIRE ROCK CLIMBING ACTIVITY WEEKEND 4




This weekend is a chance for all Scouts of all abilities to learn basic rock climbing techniques and complete the climber proficiency badge.  The Scouts do not need any prior climbing experience to come on the weekend.

Badge requirements – click here

This event is organised by the Leicestershire County Scout Climbing Team.  This year we will be staying at Greenhills Holiday Park, Crowhill Lane, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PX.  It’s a great campsite with lovely toilet blocks etc.  I have already booked pitches to cover all groups attending (they have a “DofE” camping area for these types of events), so if you have any questions about the camping please contact me, and I will contact the site owner as required. (At the site owners request, please do not contact them directly)

All the climbing will be supervised by authorised scouting instructors, and all climbing equipment provided.  It is first come, and we can take up to 45 scouts.  Scout groups need to provide their own transport, camping equipment and food for the whole weekend.  The cost of the weekend for scouts is £29.50 each, which covers use of the equipment, full tuition and includes the camping fees. Camping fees for leaders are £16 for two nights and a cost of £5.00 payable for each vehicle that comes on the campsite.

Leaders are welcome to join in with the climbing and enjoy the beautiful Peak National Park.  It’s a lovely spot!

To book places on this weekend, a payment of £29.50 per scout will be required. We will be climbing at Birchen Edge which is a 10-15 min drive and each group will need to provide transport for the scouts to get there.

A member from the climbing team can come if required and see your group before the weekend, and I look forward to seeing you on the weekend.

Roger Bennett

Leicestershire County Climbing Adviser

Post address – 43 Ennerdale Road, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8PU

E-mail:                  Mobile: 07970 037074


Cheques made payable to “Leicestershire County Scout Climbing” No refunds

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