This guidebook describes the limestone and sandstone crags that are scattered over a large area of North, East and South Cumbria, and are outside the Lake District National Park. The major attraction is that these crags often remain dry when those in the National Park are wet or as evening crags for locals.
Important crags described include Chapel Head Scar and Armathwaite, but numerous lesser known crags and quarries also give plenty of scope within easy reach of the Lake District, including the following; Head End Quarry, Spadeadam Crag, Cumrew Crag, Scratchmere Scar, Cowraik Quarry, King’s Meaburn, Coudy Rocks, Murton Scar, Windmore End, Hebblethwaite Hall Gill, Scout Scar, Slape Scar, Mill Side Scar, Humphrey Head, White Stone, Hoad Slabs, Birkrigg Quarry and Dunnerholme.
The routes of virtually every crag are shown on colour photo topos that will not only help in locating the climbs but are also a great source of inspiration. In addition there are sections on just about everything a climber might find useful in a guidebook, from a list of climbing walls for days when even these crags are dripping, to a comprehensive history and first ascents list to read in the cafe. Interspersed throughout is a superb collection of action photographs.
The guidebook was published in July 2012 by the Fell and Rock Climbing Club (FRCC) and is in English text throughout.
Number of pages is 446.
Size is 105mm x 170mm.