• 20 August 2021

Try Climbing event

Try Climbing event

Try Climbing event 1024 512 Westmead

** UPDATE 20.8.21 – Saturday’s event has been cancelled due to the forecast of bad weather.  Sunday is still on. We will be there from 9.30am with coffee and snacks. Hope to see you there!**

Join us over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd August for our Try Climbing – fun days. A perfect opportunity to have a go at rock climbing, play games, find out about climbing and meet the team behind Chippenham’s new activity centre.

Event details

  • 9.30am – 4.00pm on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August 2021* at Westmead Playing Field, off Westmead Lane, Chippenham, SN15 3HZ
  • Meet staff from The Climbing Academy who will be running The Arc. They will be on hand to provide information about climbing and their other centres, share special offers and to play games with attendees.
  • Staff and trustees from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity will be able to provide you with further information about the Westmead Activity Centre, the ‘Borough Lands’ and our grant giving to Chippenham residents.
  • Get a taste of this exhilarating lifetime sport on a mobile self-belaying climbing wall provided by Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team (WOLT).
  • Open to over 5-year olds and suitable for all ages (please note to fit the harnesses you need to be under 18 stone).
  • £1 to climb each wall with 4 walls to climb in total.
  • The walls can have 4 people climbing at any one time and use automatic belays. The auto belay system ensures each climber descends steadily and safely at all times.
  • There are different climbing challenges across the 4 climbing routes making it perfect for complete beginners to experienced climbers. The WOLT team will be available to provide support and assistance to every climber.
  • No pre-booking required.
  • While climbing the Mobile Climbing Wall we recommend wearing casual clothes and sensible shoes.
  • Light refreshments will be on offer from Just on the Hoof, including barista coffee, milkshakes and homemade cake.

Special offer for local groups & clubs 

We are offering local groups and clubs the opportunity to book a special exclusive group climbing session on Friday 20th August prior to the main event. Chippenham groups and clubs can have exclusive use of the mobile climbing wall on Friday 20th August, 2021 costing £30 for an hour slot for up to 30 people. The following hourly slots are available to book in advance9.30-10.30am, 10.30-11,30am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm and 3-4pm. Please get in touch with katie@cblc.org.uk to book or for any further information.  UPDATE **ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW BOOKED**

*Please note – If it looks like there will be heavy rain or strong winds over the few days from the 20th-22nd August the event will be postponed. Please check back to this website or on our Facebook page for the latest information.