Climbing on Lundy Island

Having travelled 11,000 miles, one man was so keen to climb the famous Devil's Slide that he started in a hailstorm. He left a record in the Climbers' Log in the Tavern, where experiences are noted, and suggested new routes for the 60 rock faces which make the island such an important centre for the sport.

Each year the cliffs of Lundy are visited by many climbers and also our breeding seabird population. Between March and July, climbing restrictions are placed across the island to ensure minimal disturbance to our breeding seabirds and also to reduce the possibility of unpleasant experiences for our climbers. 

Lundy is home to many seabirds and as these are protected under the island's Site of Special Scientific Interest, many climbs are closed during the breeding season however significant climbs such as the Devil's Slide remain open.

Video kindly provided by David Linnett

Please click here to view this year's climbing restrictions. Please note that these are in place from the 31st March to 31st July, and that they may be extended depending on the breeding season. Any changes to restrictions will be placed on this webpage and also advertised through the BMC and UKC. Please check the noticeboard in the Tavern on arrival for any changes to these restrictions when you arrive.