About Us

PrestonWall is a new era in the West View Climbing legacy. Spanning over three decades, this historical climbing venue has creates thousands of climbers over it’s years and the Lakeland Climbing Centres Ltd are excited to bring it back to the forefront of UK Climbing.

Lakeland Climbing Centre Ltd originally started in Kendal and following opening up 7 new walls in London we are now focussing on the North with PrestonWall and LancasterWall added to the original KendalWall to make up the Northern trio of Lakeland Climbing Centres -North.

Housed within the Better-West View Leisure Centre in Preston, we have doubled the climbing capacity and extensively refurbished the existing climbing walls to offer 500sqm of Bouldering and over 700sqm of roped climbing along with several Auto-Belay stations.

Creating a community hub for those seeking fun, challenges and an incredible social group, PrestonWall aims to be a safe space for all, promoting diversity and inclusion for all. We’ll be offering independent climbing, junior after school and weekend climbing clubs, facilities and instructors for para-climbers, large group bookings and courses for complete beginners.

With climbing now an Olympic sport, we are dedicated to creating tomorrow’s athletes. As a fully accredited NICAS Centre offering all five levels of coaching for those aged 7+, we are equipped and experienced to help all our juniors fulfil their potential as they progress in their own climbing journeys.

Children have a natural instinct to climb from a young age as they develop their balance, flexibility and co-ordination. Climbing is a fun way for children to increase their physical fitness and burn off excess energy.

If you are finding climbing for the first time and wondering how to get started or just want to give it a try, we’ve got everything you need to start your own climbing story.