Originally, South-West Climbs, published in 1979 by Diadem, was a
single-volume publication and was a collaboration between one of the
South West's most prolific and important activists, Pat Littlejohn, and
one of the most influential of British Publishers, Ken Wilson.
rapidly became very popular and introduced many climbers to the joys
and pleasures of the sometimes mysterious and occasionally remote
south-west peninsula of England.
For this edition, the climbs of
the South West have been split into two volumes; this, the first,
covering areas close to centres of population such as the Avon Gorge,
Wye Valley. and Dorset. has been written by a talented team of local
activists. Volume 2 has been written by Pat Littlejohn and covers Devon,
Cornwall, and Jersey and will be available later in 2012/2013.