Climb with the RSPB at Rainham Marshes

Posted by Rob Adie on 07/05/2016
View 1 of 2

The RSPB and Sport England have teamed up to get more people outdoors and active. Rainham Marshes nature reserve, just a stone’s throw away from London, now plays host to the RSPB’s first bouldering area.

Working with Serious Climbing, Rainham Marshes has installed two fibreglass boulders onsite, providing a unique environment in which to climb. The boulders’ shapes are inspired by birds, three metres high and all the holds are natural features providing an experience similar to that of a natural boulder. With routes graded from V0 up to V5/6, the boulders cater to all ages and abilities; from those wanting a laid back scramble up the bird’s tail, to those who want to challenge themselves on the overhanging crack climb on the wing!

From the top of the boulders, you get fantastic views out across the marshes where you might see a marsh harrier soaring up high, or flocks of Lapwing flying over the water.

No specialist equipment is needed to climb at Rainham Marshes, but you are more than welcome to bring your own climbing shoes, hand tape, mat and chalk. You can even try making up your own routes!

Entry into the reserve and access to the boulders is free for RSPB members and for local residents of Havering and Thurrock. An entrance fee of £5 for adults and £3 for under-18s is applied if you are a non-member.

Look out for events such as climbing workshops, mini competitions and beginner rope work on our website: www.rspb.org.uk/activeinnature

The bouldering scheme is part of a partnership project with Sport England funded by the National Heritage Lottery called, ‘Active in Nature’.


We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.

Did you know that we've launched a U27 membership offer for just £1.50 / month? And with full membership from £2.50 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work: 

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/join-the-bmc-for-1-month-U27-membership


« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 3790 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

RELATED ARTICLES

GB Climbing at Innsbruck World Cup 2022
0
GB Climbing at Innsbruck World Cup 2022

It’s wall-to-wall action in the Austrian capital with a Paraclimbing World Cup (June 21 – 22), Bouldering World Cup (June 23 - 24) and Lead World Cup (25 – 26 June).
Read more »

FREEKFEST 2022 - fun and inclusive bouldering event
0
FREEKFEST 2022 - fun and inclusive bouldering event

This May saw the great success of FREEKFEST, a bouldering event at the Freeklime bouldering wall in Huddersfield. The competition has its eyes firmly fixed on two objectives - fun and inclusion. Niall Grimes spoke to wall owner Chris Whitehead to hear about his vision for the wall and the event.
Read more »

Climbing Wall Safety Posters
0
Climbing Wall Safety Posters

Posters and tags can be a useful tool to help remind participants of the essential safety basics to follow when climbing indoors. With our partner organisations we've produced a series of posters which are free to download and are also now available to buy ready printed from the BMC shop.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
2

RELATED ARTICLES

GB Climbing at Innsbruck World Cup 2022
0

It’s wall-to-wall action in the Austrian capital with a Paraclimbing World Cup (June 21 – 22), Bouldering World Cup (June 23 - 24) and Lead World Cup (25 – 26 June).
Read more »

FREEKFEST 2022 - fun and inclusive bouldering event
0

This May saw the great success of FREEKFEST, a bouldering event at the Freeklime bouldering wall in Huddersfield. The competition has its eyes firmly fixed on two objectives - fun and inclusion. Niall Grimes spoke to wall owner Chris Whitehead to hear about his vision for the wall and the event.
Read more »

Climbing Wall Safety Posters
0

Posters and tags can be a useful tool to help remind participants of the essential safety basics to follow when climbing indoors. With our partner organisations we've produced a series of posters which are free to download and are also now available to buy ready printed from the BMC shop.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »