Local News: Back Bowden - A Breath of Fresh Air

by Martin Kocsis BMC Aug/2008
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The Northumberland Mountaineering Club have arranged to have the trees at one end of this iconic crag felled.

The work will take place on the 'Dark Side' of Back Bowden Doors (Cockenheugh) over the weekend of the 16th August, barring any complications. Access beyond the fence below On the Rocks will be restricted during the work. Local climbers will be aware how much the trees have encroached up to this end of the crag with some trees towering right over the top of The Dark Side. It is intended to cut the trees right back from the crag to allow the light to reach this excellent wall and hopefully the routes will become popular again.

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