Whin Sill, near Kyloe Crag, Northumberland

Climbing in Wooler

Overview

Some of the best rocks, crags and sandstone faces in the UK can be found in Glendale, the area around Wooler.  One of the most challenging climbs in the area, the Bowden Doors, is steep and technically difficult so ensure that, if this is your choice of climb, a professional is present.  Kyloe in the Wood, a crag hidden away in a large silent forest, provides some of the toughest climbs in the UK.

Visit the UK Climbing web page for this part of Northumberland

See the UKC details for Bowden Doors, Kyloe Crag & Kyloe in the Wood, Hepburn, Berryhill, and many more.

What makes it special

  • Climb on some of the toughest routes in Northumberland

Hostels nearby

YHA Wooler Shepherds Hut

YHA Wooler

Parking
Free wi-fi
Private rooms available

Climbing in Wooler

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Map references

OS Map: 75, and Explorer 332, 339 & 340

OS Grid Ref: NU071323

Lat/Lng: 55.585184, -1.888323

Contact information

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