Bouldering and climbing are often weather dependent, so its useful to know what conditions are like in the area you are intending on heading to.

The UKB Forum has the two sub-forums for conditions, one for Bouldering and one for Climbing and posts to both are automatically tweeted. Posting on one of the threads in these forums about the conditions at a particular area will often elicit a response from a local as to the current conditions in the area.

However, another useful resource is the plethora of Web-Cams that now cover the country. Whilst very few of these are actually at the crags and bouldering venues they can provide an overview of the weather in the area.

Peak District

Hathersage (Outside WebCam)

Froggatt and Curbar webcam


A53 Buxton to Leek (Cat & Fiddle Pub)

A53 Winking Man pub, looking over towards Newstones

HSE site nr Harpur Hill (SK055705)



Towards Whaley Moor

Leek (near the Roaches)

Jodrell Bank (also near the Roaches)

Monsal Dale

Matlock Baths

Derbyshire Webcams A collection of many of the above on one page.


Chipping near Longridge and Crag Stones

Hurst Green near Longridge

Garstang north of Preston

Caton near Lancaster, good for Limestone areas and Thorn Crag

Todmorden near Bridestones and nearish to Blackstone Edge and Cow's Mouth

Lake District

Lake Windermere, good for Brant Fell

Little Langdale, 360 deg. views, good for Langdale and Chapel Stile (scroll down for web cam)

South end of Derwent Water, good for the Bowderstone (scroll down for web cam)

Latrigg Fell from Keswick, good for Carrock Fell

South end of Lake Ullswater, good for Rolling Rock and Dove Crag (scroll down for web cam)

North end of Lake Coniston, good for Lad Stones


Wetherby Race course (good for Almscliff weather)

Ilkley web cam

Swaledale web cam (Not far north of Slipstones - & high)

Beatties Deli & Coffee Shop in Holmfirth - Good indicator of local dryness

Haworth, good for Earls Crag and Widdop area

Burnsall, good for Rylstone and Simon's Seat moors

Skyreholme, looking at Simon's Seat

Todmorden near Bridestones, Mytholm Steeps and Widdop

South West


Webcam at Symonds Yat overlooks the car park used for Huntsham. Useful for all Forest/Wye Valley venues.

Bristol webcam (Avon area).

Cheddar, Brean, Uphill, etc.


Abersoch (including Vaynol Arms)

Llandudno (Orme, Parasilla's)

Porth Ysgo

Snowdonia (from Anglesey)

Snowdonia (from Bangor)

Vivian Quarry (from Llanberis)

Ogwen Mountain Rescue Team Base (Capel Curig)

Nant Peris, Porthmadog & Porth Ysgo

Llanrwst and the Carneddau

Abergavenny, close to Hatterrall hill. 30km from Dinas in one direction and Huntsham, and other wye valley venues in the other

Langland Bay, The Gower near Swansea - choose from several views

Rhossili Beach on the tip of the Gower

Newgale Beach Webcam

Llanferres, Mold (Pantymwyn) Webcam

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