Climbing in Castleton


There's world famous grit-stone routes and bouldering a short drive away, the nearest crag is just 300 metres from the hostel. The first limestone climb ever recorded in the Peaks (1890) is just round the corner from the hostel.

Opening times vary.


Opening times vary

Hostels nearby

Climbing in Castleton

Castleton, Derbyshire, S33 8WR

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SK 15845 72289

Lat/Lng: 53.247388, -1.7640001

Contact information

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