Corby's Crag


Scenic outcrop in a sheltered setting on the flank of Alnwick Moor.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North East Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Private No. of Routes: 43
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1970
Grid Reference: NU127101

The rock at Corby's is a soft and has suffered badly in recent years from top roping and heavy group use. It is an excellent mid grade venue but is not suitable for beginners as the climbing is often delicate and technical.

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.  

Group Advice

The crag is frequently used by outdoor education groups and is showing considerable signs of wear. Please help to cut down on rock damage (rope grooves etc) by ensuring that moving ropes do not come in contact with the rock.

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