Cumrew crag

This crag is a small part-quarried outcrop of generally compact limestone on the west side of Cumrew Fell, with a superb view over the Lower Eden Valley and Solway Firth beyond. The crag was developed by members of the Eden Valley Mountaineering Club in the 1970’s and 1980’s and is comprised of 29 trad and bouldering routes. The trad routes range from V.Diff to E2 and the bouldering grades range from V0 to V5. Further details about this crag are featured in the FRCC Guidebook called Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone.
Paula climbing Croglin Vampire at Cumrew crag © Ron Kenyon


The crag is approached from Newbiggin. At the head of the village a track leads up, just past the last bungalow on the left. Follow the track up onto the fellside and after passing the third gate follow the drystone wall leftwards through a gate and along a track to eventually reach the crag. The crag is on Access Land however no dogs are permitted.