Climbs 134
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 166m a.s.l
Faces S

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Heading back to the city. © Fraser

Crag features

Sandstone, just like Northumberland, and nothing like grit.

Approach notes

Location of gate (Google maps link)

In the past we have all approached the crag by walking directly through the field from the gate and crossing the wall where it has partially collapsed, Following recent conversations with the farmer, who currently has no problems with climbers, this approach will need to change to avoid walking directly through the field. This is due to his legitimate concerns in respect of lambing and the deterioration of the wall which forms a boundry between farms. From now on after entering the field follow the wall downhill to the fence and follow this, crossing the wall at the small burn where there is space to pass under the fence. If taking dogs to the crag please ensure Rover is kept on the lead at all times. The farmer has always been relaxed about climbers so it is important that we all adhere to what is essentially the Countryside Code.

It would also be appreciated if there is a communal effort to reduce litter by taking away your own and as much as you can of anything that's been left behind by others.

Please do not climb on the crag for 48hrs after rain. The rock becomes friable and signs of erosion are becoming evident due to this.

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Went up this evening to check it out and rock was nice, but the approach and walk between the crags is very overgrown currently. The approach is through a really boggy overgrown field. Followed by another muddy area with several small streams running through and high ferns. Probably best to approach in Wellies, also might want to bring a tarp if using pads as there is a LOT of sheep droppings around the landings.
Grant.H - 11/Jul/17
i like Craigmaddie but i find some of the lower grades can be harder that expected
polybagboy - 17/Sep/15
Great alternative to Dumby (location wise). This place has friction too! Less problems, but there is definitely scope for some projects.
jimi_lp - 24/Apr/14
Very Northumberland-esque.
Andy Moles - 01/May/12
Arggg!The beasts! Many flying biting insects, take repellant and a stiff brush as its got rather mossy and overgrown since I last visited.
Rev Claw - 23/Jul/11
Neil Adams - 12/May/10
The pdf with access notes doesn't work, can someone update with parking details and access?
jonnie3430 - 20/Apr/09
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