Beacon Hill

East Midlands

The rock polishes easily so be careful to clean your shoes well - most routes are about 6m high but up to 10m in places.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Midlands Rock Type: Volcanic
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 48
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK508149

Public access to Beacon Hill is restricted between 1st April-1st August 2022 to aid with conservation and restoration of the surrounding heathland. Access for climbing can be arranged by calling the Beacon Hill Ranger team between 8am and 8pm prior to your visit on 07850276224.  If the duty ranger is unavailable please call the LCC helpdesk on 0116 3055000.

One person can arrange for a group visit providing they inform the ranger of the number of climbers visiting. Access will be via a gate locked with a combination lock and you must speak to a ranger to gain permission and the access code before visiting – leaving a voicemail is not sufficient. In addition, the following must be adhered to in order to ensure continued access for climbing:

  • Climbers must only use Beacon Hill for the purpose of climbing, taking the shortest route between the access gate and the rocks to minimise disturbance to flora and fauna.
  • Access to the rocks is possible at any time but all cars must exit the car park by midnight.
  • Climbers must not allow access to others during their time within Jewels Hill.
  • Please ensure all litter is removed and disposed of responsibly.
  • Strictly no dogs allowed
  • The ranger team would be grateful for any animal sightings seen within the area, particularly reptiles and birds. Please help to demonstrate the positive contribution climbers can make to conservation by reporting any sightings to:
  • Leicestershire County Council reserves the right to restrict access at any time in order to protect flora or fauna as deemed necessary.
  • Periodically livestock will be turned out in the area for the purpose of conservation grazing.

Parking and Approach

From J22 of M1 take A50 towards Burton-on-Trent to 1st. roundabout.Turn R along B591 towards Copt Oak. Turn R after 2mi, still the B591. Beacon Hill car park is signposted on L after 2mi. Please note car park closing times and don't get locked in.
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Lovely crag, but a bit 'public' - loads of families and dog-walkers. OPR would have called it a crag for poseurs!