Daddyhole Area

South Devon

Selection of crags in the Torquay area owned and managed by the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.

Crag information
Climbing Area: South West & Southern Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Wildlife Trust No. of Routes: 130
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1967
Grid Reference: SX927628

Some of the crags are within the Daddyhole SSSI. Please treat the area with respect and avoid damaging the rock or disturbing the flora or fauna. Full details of the SSSI designaton, including interest features which should be avoided can be found here.

Parking and Approach

From Torquay's Harbour, follow signs for Daddyhole around its Marina, past the 'Living Coasts' bird sanctuary and up the hill. A number of signed turnings eventually lead to the Daddyhole car park.

For the Main Cliff: walk left (facing out) down steps and follow a small path off right. The Main Cliff,  now comes into view and a small, steep and narrow path on the right descends to the boulder-beach (care required). The base of the crag is a quick boulder-hop away.

For the Upper Cliff: walk left (facing out) down steps and follow a small path off right. Where the steps end, turn south towards the sea across a flattish area of cleared ground to a heavily coppiced sycamore stump at the edge of the cleared area. Follow the path steeply at first down the side of the sycamore then contour west and then up through Holm Oaks to reach the base of the cliff. It is also possible to abseil in directly from the car park railings or take a very exposed traverse (watch for bad step) in from the top edge of the cliff by hoping over the railings half way down the steps.

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