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BMC Gower Climbing Festival 2019

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Moorlakes Wood Scout Activity Centre, Fairwood Common, Swansea, SA2 7JU [View in google maps]
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Join us for a weekend of great climbing and good company on the wild and beautiful Gower peninsula from 30 August to 1 September.

The Gower Climbing Festival returns for an eleventh consecutive year in 2019, but with a new base; Moorlakes Wood is a private woodland next to Swansea Airport. It has camping fields, plenty of trees for hammocks, hard ground for campervans and a bunkhouse for those who don't have a tent.

There are toilets and drinking water on site but no showers or hook-up facilities. To stay is £5 a night for adults and £3 for children (no booking required), which all goes towards looking after the site.

How to find Moorlakes Wood Scout Activity Centre

Local enthusiasts will be on hand to provide visitors with info and recommendations on where to climb. Weekend activities will include workshops, a special guest speaker, a pub quiz and more.

Festival schedule (subject to change):


- Swansea Bay beach clean-up in support of BMC Hills 2 Oceans campaign

- Meet at the Climbing Hangar Swansea for food and talk by Tom Livingstone


- Free yoga session with 'Little Yogi' Abbey Tildesley
- Free BMC breakfast rolls (donations to local bolt fund and charity)
- Free introduction to sport climbing taster session with Outdoor Matters

- Free climbing photography workshop with Outdoor Matters

- Meet at the Beaufort Arms pub in Kittle for pub quiz and showing of Blood Moon
- Campfire at Moorlakes Wood


Morning and Afternoon:
- Free yoga session with 'Little Yogi' Abbey Tildesley
- Free BMC breakfast rolls (donations to local bolt fund and charity)
- Free kids climbing session (10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00) with Summit Centre (advance booking required)
- Introduction to sport climbing workshop (£50 BMC members) with Outdoor Matters 
- Bolting workshop and access advice

For more information and to book activities, visit the Gower Climbing Festival website

The BMC Gower Climbing Festival is also on Facebook

Buy Gower Rock from the BMC online shop

Buy Walking on Gower from the BMC online shop  

The Gower Climbing Festival is organised by local volunteers and the Swansea University Mountaineering Club.

Created by Tony Ryan on 26/04/2019 10:36:59
Last Amended by Tony Ryan on 09/08/2019 17:39:46