Great Wanney is an imposing moorland crag famed for its high quality routes. The Northumbrian Mountaineering Club’s guide, the Northumberland Climbing Guide, states that “although its northerly aspect does make it exposed to the elements. It has some of the best quality ‘easy’ grade routes in the county” and “the harder routes although often intimidating, provide quality and often well protected climbing in superb situations”.
Described in the Rockfax Northern England guidebook as “perhaps the archetypal Northumbrian crag”, Bowden Doors has it all; lots of routes, plenty of bouldering, good access, sun throughout the afternoon and it’s quick drying after wet weather. It’s no wonder that it’s easily one of Northumberland’s most popular crags.