10/06/2022 – 12/06/2022 all-day
Wintours Leap
Chepstow NP16 7HY

Only two hours from Romsey, this area offers climbing in a wide range of grades. There are single- and multi-pitch routes and some real gems in idyllic locations high above the river Wye.

Organiser: Patrick

Members going:

  1. Patrick
  2. Tony
  3. Sarah
  4. Alex
  5. Duncan
  6. Clive
  7. Emma
  8. Matt
  9. Charlotte
  10. Roland
  11. Rachel
  12. Jim (day trip Saturday)
  13. Ivan (day trip Saturday)

31 Responses

  1. I love the Wye Valley! Come on folks, this is a really great place to climb. The advent of photo-topos in modern guide book has sadly removed the need to spend months of your life learning the intricate 3D layout of Wintour’s Leap but it does mean that you have more time for climbing.

    • Thanks Matt, it looks like a good camp site, although I trust that their facilities are not quite as basic as their web site! I am pleased to note that there is no upper limit stated for the climbing frame.

  2. Hi folks,

    Hearing that the camp site that we usually use near the Roaches is booked for the weekend that we are planning to be there I thought I would have a mini-panic about the Wye Valley trip. I have provisionally booked the Elmsdale Camping site near Symonds Yat where we have stayed before. I have booked the site for 12 people from Friday until Sunday (i.e. 2 nights each). This includes the 8 people who are identified ‘up front’ plus Charlotte, Roland, Rachel and a contingency place (I tried adding you to the list but there seems to be a problem with saving the change – ‘Your subscription with license key 78958AC8-11FFBC57-5A5D9D5F-3600A75F is expired. Please go to your Colibri account and renew the license’.)

    The cost is £11 per night per person. This is not as cheap as it used to be but I guess like all similar sites the last two years have been pretty tough going. I need to pay a 50% deposit to secure the booking so can everyone please confirm that they are still planning to attend.

  3. Hi Everyone,

    Just to confirm I am still going. I will be heading up on Friday and climbing Sat/Sun. I will also just confirm with Elmsdale campsite that I can book in my van which I will be sleeping in, just in case they charge differently for this. Looking forward to it. Lets hope the weather is good!!!

  4. Even though I am not going on this trip, I have updated the “who’s going” list for Patrick as requested by him, so everyone is now listed. Patrick was clearly not to be trusted with access to his own meet, even though he is a Committee member (without a real role!). We have to be so careful these days!!

  5. I have paid the deposit for the camp site for all the people who have confirmed that they are coming on the trip. The three who have not confirmed (you know who you are!) needn’t panic as Karen, the site owner, said that they could be added later if necessary.

    Here is the email Karen sent me which provides information on the site:

    Hi Patrick

    I am happy to confirm your booking

    Booking Information: 10th to 12th June 2 nights 8 (or more) adults @£11 per night each

    Total Cost £176 . Deposit £88

    If you are part of a group or camping with friends, please ensure you and the group ALL check in with reception BEFORE you join the others.

    Please note, open fires of any sort and fire pits are not permitted but we do have chimineas for hire. Also, we do operate a strict before 8am and after 10.30pm quiet policy (any children should be with you and quiet chatting only at your tent/van after this time so your neighbours are not disturbed). Please check these rules are acceptable with all members of your booking.

    Electric Cars – Please do not charge electric cars on the pitch. We are able to provide a charging area. Ask for details on arrival.

    Please would you mind sending the deposit by bank transfer with your name as a reference or a cheque, and I will advise of receipt. A card machine is available but only for on site transactions where cardholder is present.

    Bank details – xxxx
    Sort Code – xx-xx-xx
    Account number – xxxxxxx

    Name – Elmsdale Camping

    If you send a cheque, please make it payable to Elmsdale Camping and post to address below:

    If you have any queries please let me know and we look forward to seeing you.

    PLEASE NOTE: Follow postcode HR9 6EQ. Our postcode takes you a farm up the road, not here and through very narrow lanes! The site is well signposted on the A4137 as you approach.

    Kind regards

    Karen Webb


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