Ratcheugh Crag Northumberland, ENGLAND
Climbs 45 – Rocktype Dolerite – Altitude 120m a.s.l – Faces W
A reasonably good Dolerite crag. One E5, but everything else is Diff to HVS. The 'Definitive' guide was produced by the Wanneys Climbing Club. The crag has benefitted from substantial tree felling in 2009. Veterans Way represents probably the best protected V Diff in Northumberland. Site well worth a visit. A full guide is at http://thenmc.org.uk/onlineguide/index.php?v=5&s=3&sid=11&id=67
From Alnwick bypass take the B1340, signposted to Alnwick, Denwick & Seahouses. Turn right through Denwick and then right again towards Longhoughton. After a mile, turn right at the cross-roads go past the crag. Park in a layby opposite the drive to Ratcheugh Folly. Follow the track at the edge of the wood until under folly and then go straight up to the crag. Alternately, from Alnwick take the A1068 signposted to Alnmouth and Ashington for 2 miles until a left turn is taken towards Longhoughton. Do not park in the triangle of grass under the crag, this will only draw the attention of gamekeepers who will wonder what we're up to. Ask the lady at the folly to let her know you're on the crag.
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Northumberland Climbing Guide (2004),
Out of print: Northumberland (1989)
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