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.
What makes it special
- Brilliant climbing in the Northumberland National Park
- If wet, try one of the 2 climbing walls in Newcastle
Other things to do nearby
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.
Barter Books is one of the largest second hand bookshops in Britain. Considered a local tourist attraction, Barter Books is a book shop situated in an old train station.
The people and places of north Northumberland are brought to life here in lively, interactive style.
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
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.
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.
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!
Callerhues crag is popular. It’s a very bold sort of crag - but one worth tackling! Routes tend to be hard, but short.
YHA Bellingham is a natural stop-off point on the challenging Rievers Route. There are plenty of on and off road trails in the beautiful National Park.
Home to the biggest man-made lake in northern Europe and the biggest working forest in England, covering 250 square miles.
The alternative 120 mile route across northern England through the land of the Border Reivers.
Steeped in history, this National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England.
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!