Harehope Canyon

Climbs 28 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 177m a.s.l – Faces SE

Crag features
A secluded Fell Sandstone gorge on the atmospheric Bewick Moor with the Harehope Burn flowing through it.

At its north end, Dove Crag, the gorge has 3 worthwhile buttresses, with some bouldering potential at a long low cave. South of this the gorge opens out for a few hundred metres and then narrows again at Corbie Crags, where a 10 metre buttress rises out of the eastern side of the burn.

Access notes
There are several ways into the gorge. From Old Bewick, follow the bridleway towards Blaewearie. Continue past the back of the ruin, past an old quarried area and as the path starts to swing back left, head for the gorge, the top of which can just be seen in the valley due east across the moor. Similarly follow the same bridleway from Quarryhouse in the north, to a point just after beyond the small burn. Follow the burn down to the gorge.

Not all the lines are accessible if the burn is high so avoid the gorge after periods of heavy rain.

Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Bewick AreteE1 5b
2Andrew's Grovelly GrooveVS 4c *
3Philipson's FollyVS 5a **
4ScorpionE3 6a **
5Terminated TernE1 5b *
6Gordon BennettHVS 5a
7Cunning StuntE2 6a
8Thread FlintstoneHVS 5a
9Slap HappyE3 6b
10Fat SlapperE1 5c
11The MistressVS 5b
12JabberwockyE1 5b
13Pieces Of EightS 4a
14ScurvyS 4b
15Captain's ChasmE3 6a
16Nocturnal AdventuresHVS 5b
17Skull And Cross BonesE3 6a
18Mutiny, Mr ChristianE2 5c **
19Keel HauledE4 6a
20Watery GraveE5 6b
21Abductors AnticsE2 5c
22Walking The PlankE2 5c
23The Black PigE3 6b
24Boarding PartyHVS 5a
25Shiver Me TimbersHS 4a
26Goatee Beard S
27The Black SpotHS 4b
28StubbleE1 5b
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