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Cave Hole

Old Coastguard Cottages, Portland, DT5 2JT


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Cave Hole is in Portland, Dorset, on the coast.

This is a limestone coastal cave with 91 climbs up to 10 metres high and tunnels to explore. Some routes extend across huge roofs, with some of the biggest bolted roofs in the south west.

Parking may be possible in Southwell but it is generally difficult to park near this venue.

Before you go

  • The location shown is for guidance only and is not exact. It is important to assess for yourself the quality of the rock and its suitability for climbing. You may find that the weather and other influences cause conditions to differ from one visit to another. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route to this location. Before climbing here, please check for access restrictions and information on the British Mountaineering Council Website.

    If your climb is in a remote place, such as in a mountainous area which may require a long hike to the spot, you should also follow the same safety recommendations required for hillwalking/mountaineering.

  • There are no facilities here, so make sure you come prepared with everything you need for your visit.