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Access in Northumberland: A Summary

 SteveSBlake 23 Sep 2020

Kyloe-in-the-woods (Kyloe-In): Timber operations have started above and in front of the crag. This means no weekday access until things are concluded. There will be some selective thinning in front of the crag.

Access to the crag at weekend is OK, use the agreed approach and be careful around any timber stacks and equipment.

Queens Crag: I have spoken directly with the tenant farmer who access is agreed with. He is unaware of any threats by the landlord to 'clamp' vehicles or attempt to restrict access. (Historically some residents in the bungalows have been 'anti' - the rumour probably originates with them)

So, access the crag is as currently agreed. Do not call into the farmhouse, the £2.00 fee is waived during the Covid period.

Simonside Woods: Timber operations have closed the main Simonside car parks, it is still possible to access the crags from Lordenshaws (The long way!) or from the small car park and footpath at Tosson Tower.

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 graeme jackson 23 Sep 2020
In reply to SteveSBlake:

> Simonside: Timber operations have closed the main Simonside car parks, it is still possible to access the crags from Lordenshaws (The long way!) 

That's long been one of my favourite routes over to Simonside anyway. It's a lovely walk over the Beacon, Dove crag and Old Stell crag. Fantastic views on a good day and it's an easy detour down to Selby's 

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 SteveSBlake 29 Sep 2020
In reply to SteveSBlake:

Hi Folks,

There was at least one interaction with the contractors engaged in the felling at Kyloe In at the weekend. I have spoken with Scottish Woodlands to confirm access to the crag.

The contractors conducting the felling have either ‘got behind’ or under estimated the volume of work involved  and are going to be working Saturdays.  So, until the works are concluded, which is estimated to be the end of October,  it is Sundays only at Kyloe In.

As ever avoid any machinery and log piles when you’re in there.

(Here’s hoping they don’t end up needing to work the Sundays as well!)

Regards,

Steve

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