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Rock UK Summit Centre

About

Rock UK has reopened the Welsh Climbing Centre in Trelewis. New for 2015 - Aerial Adventure.

Formerly the Welsh International Climbing Centre, it is built on the site of the former Trelewis drift mine which closed in 1989. The Taff Bargoed Development Trust then redeveloped the site into a climbing centre in 1997 turning it into an international climbing centre. The climbing walls are up to 18 metres high with over 180 climbing routes in the main climbing centre plus an additional bouldering area. The centre also has a world class man-made caving system with a waterfall inside it.

Other activities on offer at the centre include Archery, Bushcraft, Team Building, Canoeing, Kayaking and Raft Building. The instructors at the centre can also take groups out for a days Hill Walking, Rock Climbing or on a River Trip making use of the extensive natural resources in and around the South Wales Valleys and the Brecon Beacons.

Rock UK also has extensive expansion plans for the centre that will include developing the land to accommodate more exciting outdoor adventure activities including an extended high ropes course, low ropes and mountain biking, and developing the already substantial residential accommodation.

The centre is AALA licensed and offers provision for groups as well as individual tuition. If you are a beginner, the centre runs regular courses as taster sessions. Why not give indoor climbing or any of the other activities a try?!

Facilities

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Accommodation on site
  • Café
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Fitness level required - medium
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Cater for school groups

Road Directions

SATNAV POSTCODE: CF46 6RD


From M4/A470 south

* Turn off M4 at junction 32 heading north on A470 towards Merthyr Tydfil
* After 12 miles, you will come to a roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A472 sigposted Nelson & Treharris
* There are brown tourist signs to climbing centre from this roundabout
* At next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A472
* At next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the B4255 (Dynevor Terrace)
* Continue on for approximately 3 miles through Trelewis over the speed bumps
* The entrance to Rock UK Summit Centre is on the left hand side shortly after going over the railway bridge

From A470 (Merthyr Tydfi)

* Take the 1st exit onto the A472 sigposted Nelson & Treharris after travelling south past Merthyr Tydfil
* There are brown tourist signs to climbing centre from this roundabout
* At next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A472
* At next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the B4255 (Dynevor Terrace)
* Continue on for approximately 3 miles through Trelewis over the speed bumps
* The entrance to Rock UK Summit Centre is on the left hand side shortly after going over the railway bridge