Useful links


BMC Local Areas site


Shops for climbing gear

Outside - Hathersage (best for climbing gear) and Calver.  The PCC has a discount evening every autumn.

Hitch and Hike - Bamford

Cave & Crag (based in Settle).


Climbing walls

The Foundry (lead walls, top ropes and bouldering)

The Edge (lead walls, top ropes and bouldering) - Closed as of summer 2014

Awesome Walls Sheffield (lead walls, top ropes and bouldering)

The Climbing Works (bouldering wall)


Life insurance/Critical illness/Mortgage Protection

If you haven't told your insurer that you're a climber, you could find your whole insurance policy invalidated (even if you get knocked over by a bus!). Unfortunately, many insurance providers increase the premiums for climbers. The providers listed below offer a specialist service to climbers and can arrange cover for a much more competitive price.

Summit Financial Services

TQ Connect



Mountain Weather Information Service:  daily forecasts including the Peak District & Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Snowdonia, and Scotland.


Met Office:  UK weather, Peak District and other UK mountain areas


Sport Scotland Avalanche Information Service (avalanche forecasts issued daily throughout the climbing season)