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.
990 Total Routes
['4 Stars',148],['3 Stars',251],['2 Stars',294],['1 Star',262],['Bomb',7]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for England:
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Five Finger Exercise 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Owl Gully
Start up the obvious crack system on the right side of Owl Gully. Move up this and continue up and slightly right until a hard move allows a shallow niche to be reached.From the niche traverse left until below a hanging flake - the meat of the route.Fire up the flake with determination, and grab the perfect finishing holds before strength or will give out....[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.