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Climbing changes lives

Find out how The Arc in Chippenham can help your group today.


Climbing is great for physical and mental health. It improves coordination, confidence and focus – plus it’s lots of fun. 


One-offs or classes


At The Arc, our experienced instructors can run climbing taster sessions or bespoke classes to meet the needs of your group. We work with varied groups such as schools, youth organisations and people with special needs.

The charity that built The Arc, Chippenham Borough Lands Charity, offers discounted sessions to allow local individuals and groups to take part. Use the form link below to find out if your group is eligible.

Discounted group enquiry


Independent climbing


Anyone can boulder without doing a course and auto belays only require a short induction. You start at any age and you don’t need to be strong to try it! Do you work with individuals who may benefit from climbing? Individuals can contact CBLC to find out if they are eligible for any financial support to go climbing.

Paul is also available at The Arc if you’d like to pop in for a chat to find out more about climbing.


Paul Ashwell, Community Development
The Arc, Westmead Lane, Chippenham, SN15 3HZ
01249 471182  | Email


Try it yourself


We offer free familiarisation sessions or tours for teachers, youth leaders, social prescribers or others who may be interested in bringing people to The Arc. This includes the chance to ask questions about how the lessons could be adapted for your group or for individuals who would benefit from climbing. Familiarisation sessions can be booked for 2-9 participants. Please allow 3-4 weeks from enquiry. 

Familiarisation enquiry