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Summerhill Boulder Park

Co. Durham

Summerhill is a 100 acre site on the western edge of Hartlepool which has been transformed for the benefit of rock climbers and a Boulder Park was created in late 1998. The Boulder Park provides climbing on eight purpose built boulders that aim to recreate natural sandstone climbing areas. For information about Summerhill, including how to join the Friends of Summerhill Group, please Contact (01429) 284584.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 76
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: NZ490316

Parking and Approach

Situated on Summerhill Lane, off Catcote Road, Hartlepool TS25 4LL. Summerhill is an open access Country Park, you do not need to pre-book. The Visitor Centre has a car park. Be aware that between November and March the car park is only open between 9.00am to 4.30pm.
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More peoe need to visit this place it really is awesome