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Altitude 422m a.s.l
Charlie's overhang. Newstones. © Mike W
Two crags which are always treated as one, mainly because you have to walk past the Newstones to get to the Baldstones. They have a similar character being lumps of rock rather than edges - a little too tall for bouldering in parts, but also mostly too small for routes. The lovely location and easy access means that they are quite popular.
The crags are mostly east-facing getting morning sun. They are exposed to the wind but tend not to get too green. The rock can be gritty after rain.
There is parking for half a dozen cars on the roadside by the cottage. Take the track to the right of the cottages to arrive at the obvious nose of Charlie's Overhang, the first buttress of the Newstones, in about 5 mins. To reach Baldstones continue along the base of the crag to its end and a stile. Cross this, then follow the ridge downhill along the line of the collapsed drystone wall to reach the cliff which remains hidden until one is quite close.
|I am only moderating this crag because It is a sin not too....
If you are more local than me please let me know and i will pass them over.... Pete J|
peteJ23 - 02/Dec/10
|watch charlies overhang, nicely dislocated my ankle jumping off it on sunday...|
Will_he_fall - 30/Mar/06
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