About Water-cum-Jolly (OS):
This has to be the best name in Britain for a climbing area. The climbing here is different from that in Cheedale, though still natural limestone. The Central Buttress is usually referred to as Water-cum-Jolly and the other crags referred to by name. All the crags offer very hard climbing and usually stay dryish in the rain. The area is at least two miles long, so some familiarity and a guidebook are a must, maybe a map, too.
|Nearest town or city:||Buxton or Bakewell|
|Directions:||OS 119 GR SK 164 730 Alt. 215m
6 miles east of Buxton is Miller's Dale. Head down a small road to Litton Mill in about a mile and a half, where footpaths lead downstream. One can cross here for crags on the south side, but then locating the crags becomes more difficult. It is actually better on your first visit to just wade the river if you like what you see.
To approach from the east head 2.3 miles NW from Bakewell. Take the A6 to Ashford in the Water, then the B6465 towards Wardlow, and after 1.3 miles at Monsal Head turn left down a steep road by a pub to Cressbrook Dale. After three/fouths of a mile, park by an old, large, falling down house. A path leads from here through a stone-cutting yard to the river and the crags run west from here.
|Latitude, Longitude:||53.25348, -1.75418|
|When to Climb:||Update|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Lifetime|