Bouldering and Weaselling


There are lots of popular bouldering locations in the Peak District if you're feeling a little brave and wanting to try something new. Its a great outdoor activity for all as there's courses and inductions for all levels whether you're completely new to the world of 'bouldering' or already have some climbing skills and ofcourse there's not a more perfect setting to try this new adventure than in the Peak District.

Wild Blighty in the Peak District offers great bouldering. With venues such as Stanage Plantation, Burbage, and The Roaches, there are many choices for where to climb first! They cover the best bouldering locations in the Peak District, including options for beginners. Our recommended investment is Peak Bouldering, the book that offers a guide to the main crags in the Peak District with over 3000 graded problems.

Beyond the Edge have bouldering courses and an introduction course, which is ideal for those starting bouldering. Fantastic venues and top-notch instructors who will help you to learn to climb without the extra complexities of ropes and gear. This Peak District bouldering course covers all the basics for you to start experiencing bouldering outdoors on your own.


Weaselling in the Peak District is a fun and athletic activity that involves exploring the bizarre gritstone rock formations of the Peak District in a variety of ways.  Find the smallest gaps, tunnels, and caves that you can squeeze between!  It’s a good physical challenge and is great fun for anyone who doesn’t mind getting a bit grubby.

Wilderness Development offers a variety of courses including weaselling. They do group bookings too and special offers.

Peak Mountaineering provide weaselling activities and flexible levels including low-level climbing, which means lots of families can join in for a weaselling session and the adults can choose to let the kids be the weasels while they accompany them by staying on top of the passages. The weaselling locations are in a stunning landscape and groups are always accompanied by a qualified instructor and helmets are provided (to prevent bumped heads). 

Twin Peaks offers weaselling with the guidance of experienced leaders and equipped with a helmet, you will be ready to scramble over and weasel through the rocks. Rock scrambling and weaselling is an activity for everyone, regardless of age or experience. It is suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness, with teams large and small.

Blue Mountain Activities offer rock scrambling sessions which can take place at a variety of locations in the Peak District National Park and surrounding areas in the Matlock, Leek and Hathersage areas.