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.

Approach 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.

Access Advice

A stake has been used as a belay on Peregrine and Wagtail Buttresses. There is a stream running in front of part of the crag during periods following heavy precipitation. 

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Bewick Arete
E1 5b  
2Andrew's Grovelly GrooveVS 4c *1
3Philipson's FollyVS 5a **4
E3 6a **2
5Terminated TernE1 5b *1
6Gordon BennettHVS 5a  
7Cunning Stunt
E2 6a  
8Thread Flintstone
HVS 5a 1
9Slap Happy
E3 6b 1
10Fat Slapper
E1 5c  
11The MistressVS 5b 1
12JabberwockyE1 5b 2
13Pieces Of Eight
S 4a  
S 4b  
15Captain's Chasm
E3 6a  
16Nocturnal Adventures
HVS 5b  
17Skull And Cross Bones
E3 6a 1
18Mutiny, Mr Christian
E2 5c **2
19Keel Hauled
E4 6a 2
20Watery Grave
E5 6b  
21Abductors Antics
E2 5c 1
22Walking The Plank
E2 5c 1
23The Black Pig
E3 6b 1
24Boarding Party
HVS 5a  
25Shiver Me Timbers
HS 4a 2
26Goatee Beard 
S 2
27The Black Spot
HS 4b 3
E1 5b 2

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