Whickham Thorns Boulder Park

Climbs 68 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude 40m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
The first man made outdoor boulder park in Britain was made by Enterprise for Whickham Thorns Outdoor Activity Centre. Officially opened in October 1998 the boulder park has proved extemely

popular with top climbers and novices alike. The boulder enjoys a sunny aspect and its use is free and unrestricted.

Access notes
Situated off Market Lane, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9NX. Turn off the A1 Western By Pass opposite Gateshead Metro Centre. Take the Dunston/Whickham exit then turn south to the traffic lights where you need to turn right. Park in the Whickham Thorns Activity Centre car park. The boulder park is easily reached in less the a minute from the car park.

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Out of print: North East England (2003)

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More useful info and a PDF mini guide available here: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/whickham_thorns.htm
Steve Crowe - 22/Jun/11
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