Wilton 1

South Lancashire

The largest of the Wilton Quarries, Wilton 1 hosts some of the proudest lines around as well as the iconic feature - The Prow - a testament to the quarryman’s skill and a rite of passage for the Lancashire trad climber to repeat one of its routes. The climbing here is arguably the finest in Lancashire - thin cracks, sharp breaks and a glut of challenging routes make this quarry is an excellent and convenient playground, with an even more convenient pub located outside the quarry.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: BMC Owned No. of Routes: 309
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1961
Grid Reference: SD699134

This quarry is owned by the BMC and has been dedicated as Open Access under CRoW

Restrictions apply from 11 April - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

The restriction applies to Grey Wall and Red Wall to prevent disturbance to nesting birds from Sobeit to Rollover inclusive.

Parking and Approach

Parking is available at the BMC owned car park to the left of the Wilton Arms (facing the pub) or on the side of Scout Road opposite the entrance to the quarries.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

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