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Whiteheugh What the symbols
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Grid Ref: NY762940   Aspect: SW   Routes: 18   Max Length: 7   Average Length: 5 
Altitude: 305 mtrs   Walk in: 5 mins   Route quality: ** 
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Follow the B6320 west through Bellingham. Do not cross the River North Tyne but follow the minor road along the north bank of the river to Lanehead. Turn right at the cross roads and continue to the next crossroads, turn left here through Gatehouse and continue past the Reivers of Tarset and follow the forestry road to park below the crag. The path up to Whiteheugh is invariably boggy due to the fact that a spring emanates from the crag.
The crag is beautifully situated in a sheltered position on the edge of a clearing in Kielder Forest. Most of the developed climbing is to the left of the spring, There is a lot of scope for bouldering at the right hand end of the crag, along with one route.
Fell Sandstone Carboniferous, Dinantian
Whiteheugh is a very short crag with a very short history. The crag was climbed on by B. Imeson and Gordon Thompson in the sixty's and Steve Blake in the seventy’s. All the names and grades are by Bob Smith, John and Andrew Earl, Karin Magog and Steve Crowe who have invested a lot of time during 1994/5 climbing all the lines described.