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

Other things to do nearby

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.

book shop

Barter Books

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.

Bailiffgate Museum

Bailiffgate Museum

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

Seahouses

Seahouses

Seahouses is a good access point to the nearby Farne Islands. This small seaside town is a very popular holiday resort.

Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

Explore 14 public areas, learn more about the castle and watch history being uncovered during archaeological excavations.  Sample Northumberland produce from the tea rooms. Visit the castle's

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

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

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!

Berwick Barracks

Berwick Barracks and Main Guard

Enjoy military history? This interesting attraction has loads of information and exhibits about how British soldiers were treated. A great place for a rainy day.

Sunset walking

Lowry Trail

Spot the scenes where L.S. Lowry painted his matchstick men. The famous painter visited Berwick many times and this picturesque trail is a fantastic way to explore the town.

Spittal Beach

Spittal Beach

Have a traditional day behind the seaside and enjoy this sandy beach with your family. Make sandcastles, watch the wildlife, or have a play in the fun splash-park area.

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindesfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory sits offshore on Holy Island and is reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere makes a visit well worth the effort.

Farne Island

Farne Island boat trips

A range of boat trips including the special grey seal cruise, Holy Island cruise and various bird-watching trips.