By Richard

A good trip to an excellent venue last weekend. There were overnight frosts and some cold winds but on Saturday we climbed in warm sun at Kyloe. Fabulous fish suppers in Wooler, and the pub turned out to be decent on Saturday night. There were no crowds, polished rock, or massed tourists : We saw only seven or eight climbers at Kyloe, and I wouldn't have imagined Bowden was busy the next day, when Veronika, Martin and Irish Dave climbed half a dozen routes there. Jules and I settled for a walk on the beach on Sunday as we had to be back mid-afternoon. What a great place Northumberland is. Good company too, with Luca and his tribe at the crag Saturday getting some routes in. Perfect place for kids. The campsite wasn't crowded either.