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Roundhill

Yorkshire Gritstone

An extensive boulder field high on Ilton Moor. Very pleasant on a summer’s day, but can feel very exposed in rough weather. There are many excellent lower grade problems, but there are some real test pieces, particularly on the Roman Walls.
Great for families, all bilberries and no ferns. Nice and flat. Yorkshire’s answer to the child-friendly bouldering in Derbyshire’s Burbage Valley.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Yorkshire Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 131
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SE155765

Parking and Approach

From Lofthouse, turn off the Healy road at the bottom of the hill once the reservoirs come into view. Drive down the single-track road and park considerately near the cattle grid before the dam of Roundhill Reservoir (SE 153 773). If travelling from Masham via Healy: cross the bridge over the Leighton Reservoir inlet, and after a few hundred metres take the single track road on the left.

Walk past the house and cross the dam.  Walk up hill from the end of the dam towards a five bar gate in the wall; after this follow the path uphill and cross a curious stepped green metal gate. From here continue along the straight moorland path until the boulders are reached. About half a km.

Temporary access restrictions are posted on a sign at the head of the dam. The boulders are on access land under current CRoW arrangements, but you have to cross some non-access land, so please stick to the foot paths.

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