Climbing near Hartington

Hartington is well placed for climbing in the Dove and Manifold valleys. There are numerous rock climbing locations in both valleys, on limestone rock. The crags are fairly steep and in general the climbing starts at Very Severe grade.

Dovedale has a number of fine rock-climbing crags. These include Raven's Tor, Ilam Rock and Pickering Tor, and Tissington Spires. For full details see the Southern Limestone volume of the Peak Climbing Guides.
tissington spires

Climber on Tissington Spires

beeston tor

Beeston Tor

The Manifold Valley has fewer crags but it has probably the finest one in the area - Beeston Tor, which has a range of high-quality routes.

Climbing is also possible on Ossam's Crag and at Thor's Cave - the latter providing mainly artificial climbs.
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