Some great low/middle grade climbs, located close to the road and with the best sunsets around. Very soft sandstone, so prone to be dusty. Sometimes slow to dry as can take runoff from above. Fine and worthwhile in spring or summer. The more popular routes are normally quite clean. Route of the Crag: Audacity - 15m, HVS, 5a.
Because of its proximity to the car park the crag has seen a lot of traffic over the years and some climbs have been damaged, particularly by large groups.
11/06/23 - lots of ticks about at the moment, so keep an eye out!
3 miles west of Alnwick, on the B6341, and 3 miles east of the A697. Travelling E, you'll see the crags from the road. Travelling W, look for the second largish lay-by of the downhill side of the road, about 300 yards after a ninety degree left turn. There are a number of crags; the main ones are below the level of the road, hidden from view, but all of twenty yards from the road. You get one of the best views in Northumberland from the crags, over the Vale of Whittingham, an ancient floodplain, with Cheviot in the distance.
Parking grid ref: NU126099