Heckley Crag


A sheltered crag in a small wood. Noted for its bouldering with good traverses and some short "Up and Jump Off's" The routes are rarely done. Very often dry when other places are wet because of its easterly aspect and overhanging nature.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 36
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NU187163

Climbing at the crag is reported now no longer banned. In order to maintain access, please do not visit the crag on any day other than Sundays in shooting season (Oct 1 – Feb 1). Please leave if asked to. If you have any interaction with the landowner or farmer please pass on details to the BMC access rep. 

Restrictions apply from 1 October - 1 February.

Reason: Live Firing

..on animals. 

Parking and Approach

Follow on the old A1 out of Alnwick to a large layby on the top of a hill. The crag is along the side of a fence on the E side of the road. L

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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