Kyloe In The Woods


Also known as Dues Heugh, Kyloe In offers excellent climbing in an atmosopheric setting with an almost magical woodland ambience (and lots of 'challenging' climbing to boot!).

Storm Arwen had a huge impact on the forest, knocking over many of the mature trees. Fortunately none have imacted on the crag, though it looks quite a mess. Scottish Woodlands are going to 

deal with the debris and root plates in/around April. This will bolock access to the crag for about a working week. They will notify the access rep when work is due

to begin and it will be posted here and broadcast locally.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: National CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Private Woodland No. of Routes: 129
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1966
Grid Reference: NU048385

Access relationships at Kyloe In are currently good, please ensure that they stay that way:

  • Park sensibly  (NU 03532 38979) - don't block the gate or the gate turning area. Park on one side of the road only.
  • Woodland Management will sometimes engage in deerstalking in these woods - it is essential that you only walk along the route described below to get to the crag for safety reasons.
  • No fires
  • Take all litter home including any found at the crag
  • Keep dogs under control. 

Remember, access to Kyloe In is a privilege, not a right and inconsiderate or irresponsible behaviour can lose it. If there are any cases of poor climber behaviour or conflict with the stalker or management, please inform the BMC access team so we can deal with the issue before it gets out of hand.


Scottish Woodlands (the landowner of Kyloe In) have confirmed that access is now permitted at all times, regardless of stalking activity at Kyloe-in-the-woods (Kyloe-In).

Occasional restrictions as described will take place because of timber operations. Please follow the restrictions. Scottish Woodlands are very supportive and we don't want to spoil the relationship we have with them.

It is crucial that climbers approach the crag via the track described below and do not deviate from it or the crag. Do not attempt to thrash through the woodland from Kyloe Out.

Parking and Approach

Parking is limited at Kyloe so please park carefully, avoiding any gates.

The agreed approach (Please stick to it) starts at the northern gate: grid reference NU 03532,38979. Follow the forest road up a slight incline. After about 600m A track merges from the right, ignore this and continue to a fork 100m ahead . Take the right branch. Follow the right fork for 300m then turn right at the T-junction. The rocks soon appear to the left of the track just after an obvious disclaimer sign.

CRoW Information

The crag is in a private woodland and access is permissive
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Just arrived and there are signs saying that the area is closed due to timber harvesting work.
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Forestry work has started above the crags on 21-9-2020, access to the crags is limited to Sunday only.
Work will be completed by the end of October 2020 and restrictions removed, the operations involves removing all the trees on and above the crags to prevent destabilisation, and trees will be felled over the edges of the crags hence we require your cooperation whilst we carry out this task.