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Dinas Rock

South East Wales

Probably the best inland cliff in South Wales, with some excellent sports climbs and some older but very worthwhile traditional routes.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Wales Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: National CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Forestry Commission No. of Routes: 129
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: SN912080

An SSSI and a Special Area Of Conservation, the vegetation in the gorge area is especially important. Among the rare species to be found in the area are Scarce Turf-moss, Tunbridge Filmy-fern, Deratocarpon miniatum and Rock Fingerwort. The rock face and exposures are also nationally important geological features. Vegetation clearance and modification of the rock faces is to be avoided without prior consent from the Forestry Commisson and the clearance of trees and undergrowth has in the past has led to the real threat of access restrictions.

CRoW Information

Part of the Forestry Comission's land that is dedicated as open access.

Group Advice

Groups are advised to contact the Forestry Commisson before using the site, and a formal concordat for the use of the gorge and the rocks has been agreed between the Forestry Commisson and outdoor centres. Forestry Commisson contact for more information on the concordat, contact Paul Dann on 01558 690325, mobile 07789 651026.

Area information

A wide variety of crags, including adventurous sea cliffs at Ogmore, modern sports routes on inland limestone and sandstone cliffs, and winter climbing venues in the Brecon Beacons. Up to date route info can found on the South Wales Climbing Wiki:-

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Forestry Commission in Wales is now part of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and does not have a separate identity as far as I am aware.
Gower and SE Wales (published SWMC) and South Wales Sport Climbs (Rockfax) both reference these crags.
Gwyn Evans