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Slawston Bridge


Slawston Bridge or ‘The Bridge’ is what remains of an old railway bridge set in an idyllic countryside location. The span of the bridge has gone and the walls are all that remain. The walls are made up of ironstone, gritstone and blue bricks and are 7m high. The main walls are exactly the right height - too high to treat falls in a cavalier manner, and not high enough to get seriously hurt.

What we have is a perfect training facility for anyone who needs to get there fingers strong whilst also being able to wind down and relax. Summer evenings can be busy but not very often. The British technical grade has been used to grade the problems here. The grades range from 4b-6c with the majority of the lines being between 5b and 5c. As well as the lines shown on the topo’s there are endless amounts of eliminates and problems which can be made up and played on to keep you going.


The bridge is about 16 miles south?east of Leicester.  An easy approach can be made from Kibworth; traveling towards Market Harborough on the A6 turn left onto a minor road just before a railway bridge. Follow this through Thorpe Langton and on into Welham. Turn tight over the bridge and into Northamptonshire. Just as you enter Weston by Welland take a sharp left by ‘The Wheel’. This road leads to ‘The Bridge’. Park on the verge, if you park in the gateway be prepared to move if the farmer needs to access his field.


Pipe Wall

Sun Wall Left Wing

Sun Wall Right Wing

Sun Wall