Climbing in Edmundbyers
Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places. A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone) and Stanhope Dean & Upper Lakeside & Stanhope Ashes Quarry West (all limestone).
see the County Durham crag list on the UK Climbing website
What makes it special
- Various climbing opportunities in County Durham
- Brilliant climbing in the Northumberland National Park
- If wet, try one of the 2 climbing walls in Newcastle
Other things to do nearby
The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. This man-made lake is great for sailing and fishing. Explore Derwent Reservoir
We're just off the Coast to Coast cycle Route.
Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley. Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.
The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake.
Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website
15 miles from Edmundbyers, Hamsterley Forest offers something for everyone.
Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological impo
This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls.
Enjoy a variety of live shows and events in this beautiful landmark building.
The Geordie capital is known for a wild night out as Newcastle city centre draws large crowds every night, including students, locals, tourists, celebs and stag and hen dos.
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis
This dramatic medieval castle, set within a deer park, has a lovely walled garden, fine furniture and fantastic art collection. Visit the Castle website
Four acres of garden full of surprises with winding paths, borders, organic vegetables and fell views - a truly magical place. Visit the Garden website
Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen
A fantastic base for walks, the centre provides information and displays on the landscape, wildlife and people of Upper Teesdale. Within walking distance of both High Force Waterfall and