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Westmead Lane
SN15 3HZ
Mon-Fri : 9.30am-10pm
(Peak 3-8pm)

Sat-Sun: 8am-8pm
(Peak 8am-3pm)

  • Bouldering
  • Roped Climbing
  • Outdoor climbing wall
  • Auto belay
  • Cafe
  • Kids Play Park

Welcome to

The Arc

The Arc has paid parking. Set up RingGo app to save time before you visit. Disabled and bike parking on site.

We have unbeatable offers for first time visitors, inc adult climbs for £3.

The Arc Special offers


The Arc has bouldering and roped climbing, auto belays and roped lines outside overlooking a free, unsupervised skatepark in Chippenham. We offer courses for adults and youth. Find out more about our centre and read FAQs. The Arc Cafe is open to the public 7 days a week, for pastries, specials, pizzas, burgers, kids meals and more. Our cafe and extensive decking are dog friendly and overlook a free children’s play park with a sculpture walk nearby. Visit the Access page to find out more about parking, step-free access and other accessible facilities. Watch A Day at The Arc.

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Come and try climbing

If you have not tried roped climbing before, you’ll need to book a Beginners Course. If you’re an established climber you can just complete forms and you’re off. You don’t have to book or complete a course to go bouldering, just turn up. You can hire shoes. Save time by completing a form online (which includes a safety video) in advance.  Over 16s can boulder unsupervised but under 16s must be supervised by a registered adult. Each adult can supervise up to 2 others per visit.



“Now we’ve been family members for 11 months I can say this is our favourite thing to happen to Chippenham… Maybe ever. Quality place, great friendly knowledgeable staff, great food, lots of new friends already.” Google review



Log your climbs

You can track climbs, log progress and compete on a monthly leaderboard via the free Griptonite app.


A photo collage: a man bouldering. a child smiling while bouldering, a child rope climbing and a man and women rope climbing
A collage of images of the play park at The Arc. A young girl smiles as she crawls through a tube, we see wide shots of the whole park including a slide and a girl leaning on the doorframe or a little cabin. The play park is primarily made from wood.

Built by CBLC with support from Sport England, the climbing centre is operated by TCA. The climbing centre and skatepark was funded from CBLC's investments together with a grant of £200,000 from Wiltshire Council towards the skatepark and £100,000 grant towards the climbing centre from Sport England.