Climbing near Alnwick


Simonside (near Rothbury) has three fine crags, the northern scarps of the moors to the north of Rothbury offer brilliant climbing.  Further west are Sandy Crag, Linshiels, The Drakestone and South Yardhope.

If it's wet, try the 1200sq m indoor climbing wall at Newcastle Climbing Centre or 200sq m Berghaus climbing wall.

see the Simonside North Face page, or the Northumberland crag list, on the UK Climbing website

What makes it special

  • Brilliant climbing in the Northumberland National Park
  • If wet, try one of the 2 climbing walls in Newcastle

Hostels nearby

Climbing near Alnwick

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Map references

OS Map: 81, and Explorer OL42

OS Grid Ref: NZ024987

Lat/Lng: 55.282586, -1.963679

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Cragside, Rothbury

Cragside House and Gardens

The home of Victorian inventor and landscape genius Lord Armstrong. Crammed full of ingenious gadgets, and the first house to be lit by hydro-electricity. Visit the National Trust website page

Bailiffgate Museum

Bailiffgate Museum

The people and places of north Northumberland are brought to life here in lively, interactive style.

book shop

Barter Books

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Tour the castle and enjoy fascinating stories from the past. Children can step into the world of a medieval knight or pretend to be witches and wizards as they stroll the corridors.

cycling in Alnwick

Cycling in Alnwick

Jump on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape on two wheels. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just fancy a ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Watersports in Alnwick

Dive head first into water fun and action and you'll find yourself taking to the water like a pro! Take the plunge and enjoy some fun on (or in) the water!

Chillingham Castle and Gardens

Chillingham Castle

This ancient and remarkable fortress has alarming dungeons and torture chambers, as well as the beautiful parklands and gardens.  It is reputed to be Britain's most Haunted Historic Castle!