Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Goblin Combe

The Combe contains several popular outcrops in a woodland setting - often steep with good lines and quality trad routes.

BMC Area South West & Southern Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Avon and Somerset Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Somerset CRoW Land No
Importance Regional No. of Routes 64
Ownership Local Authority Year Developed 1980
Within National Park No Grid Reference ST474652

In Nov 2014 the BMC was contacted by Groundworks South who own the main crag, following a helicopter rescue of a climber nearby. Groundworks have advised that they do not formally allow climbing at the site however after several attempts to arrange a meeting to discuss climbing access, nothing has been forthcoming so far. Climbing at Goblin Coombe is not allowed by the landowner, but if climbers do decide to visit the crag and are asked to leave by Groundworks staff, they should do so politely.
As with any crag, climbing here is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.

Restrictions apply from  25 February - 16 March. Reason - Nesting Birds

There is a ravens' nest on Orcrist, Eagle Rock, Goblin Combe.  Routes on the left-hand side i.e. Hive Queen (just left of Trim the Fringe) to Route March should be avoided while we obtain further advice regarding exclusion period.

Group use is discouraged at the crag, if you wish to visit as a group please call the centre on (01934) 833 723.

This page was last updated on 25/02/2015. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.