From the Lake District and Northumberland in the North down to Cornwall in the South West, England has many fine cliffs, with arguably Derbyshire and Yorkshire hosting some of the finest climbing around, on rock type that can vary significantly in just a few miles. The weather in England, while still often damp, is generally better than other areas in the UK.
Flying to London will be the best option, from where you can easily travel to all the areas described.
974 Total Routes
['4 Stars',143],['3 Stars',246],['2 Stars',289],['1 Star',262],['Bomb',7]
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Little Chamonix 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Shepherds Crag
Shepherds Crag has about 130 routes to choose from of all grades. It is about 100 yards from the road which adds to its popularity. Possibly due to its low grade and fine situations Little Chamonix could be the most climbed and photographed route in the Lake District. It has been climbed in roller skates and boxing gloves,and other stunts, such as one arm ,one leg etc.. .P1)Start up a corner with a short crack. Climb the crack left of the pedestal blocks.Move up into the groove the left over ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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|By Dick Musgrave|
May 4, 2010
All the classics you mention are short outcrop routes. You don't mention anything above 750 feet or so above sea level, so I suspect that you have not realized that you are taking info. from city dwellers' records & they only go to small local outcrops. That means that they make up most statistics, but they seldom see the higher hills.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jun 12, 2011
BTW I was born and spent over 20 years of my life in a tiny village in North Shropshire.