Windmore end

A long escarpment of quarried limestone, just about the road from Brough to Middleton-in-Teesdale. Routes from boulder problems up to 13 metres with a huge spread of climbing. Unfortunately there is no access to the left hand section, which is owned by Stainmore Parish Council. There is access to the central and righthand sections, for which climbers are very grateful. Local climber Peter Day climbed here in the 1960’s and together with other developments an initial guidebook was produced by Kelvin Neal in 1976, detailing 50 – 60 routes. Over the years all its sections have been developed. There are a total of 125 accessible routes with trad and bouldering grades in the ranges of Diff to E5 and V0 to V3 respectively.
Michael on Samoon at Windmore crag © Ron Kenyon


Park at a layby towards the righthand end of the crag and approach through a gate further right again – do not climb over any walls!



  • Car parking
  • Public transport


Facilities nearby: 

  • Accessible toilets
  • Cafe
  • Pub
  • Shop
  • Toilets