Family climbing day with Preston MC

Posted by Jane Thompson on 18/07/2018

Join us for an outdoor climbing day, especially for families, in the North West of England.

On Saturday 18 August Preston Mountaineering Club, in conjunction with the BMC, will be holding an open day event where we will introduce outdoor climbing to families who have dared to dream but don’t know where to begin.

Climbing is a fantastic sport/lifestyle, it keeps you healthy, is an activity which the whole family can do together and helps promote self-confidence. Why wouldn’t you want to?

So, if you want to turn that dream into a reality come and join us;

     Saturday 18 August 2018

     Arrival from 10am until 1pm, cimbing available until 3pm
          Turn up for an hour or stay all day

     Wilton 3 quarry, Scout Road, Belmont, Bolton
          [sat nav coordinates 53.61735,1-2.462027]

    Cost - FREE, there is no charge to attend this event!


Parking facilities can be found on Scout Road.

We will supply the climbing equipment, although if you have your own climbing gear (harness, helmet, climbing shoes etc) then please bring it along.

You need to bring comfortable, old clothes that you can move easily in and a pair of trainers.  

Please bring appropriate sun protection with you.

Please note there are no refreshment or toilet facilities on-site. The Wilton Arms pub (BL1 7BT) located just down the road from the quarry provides good food and drink, but we still recommend that you bring snacks and drinks with you.

We are only able to accept children from the age of 6 years old.  All children must be supervised by their parents throughout the day.


For further information and to let us know that you are coming, please contact: Andrew 07747 062462 or Sean 07960 714061


Who are we...

Preston Mountaineering Club was founded in 1933 by a group of lads from Preston and Blackburn who would cycle regularly to the Langdale and Coniston areas of the Lake District for a weekend on the rock. They were, as you might suspect, very keen climbers!  We no longer expect you to cycle to a meet though....unless of course you want to!
For more info about who we are and what we do please click here.

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