Weardale Tuesday Walkers
5 June @ 10:00 AM£1
Allenheads and the Byerhope Balcony Path
Important: In the event of bad weather this walk may be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the week so consult the weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk, before travelling.
Walk Route: After a brief visit to the Blacksmith’s shop the walk goes down to Ropehaugh by track and road, continues along the bank of the River Allen East, climbs up to and along the Byerhope bank and then drops back down to Allenheads
Date: Tuesday June 5th
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 1.15pm
Moderate, 5 miles Height gain: 650 feet
Leader: Alan Smith Contact details: 01388 517522
Starting Point: The parking area outside the Allenheads Inn, Allenheads. Nearest postcode: NE47 9HJ
OS Map Ref: North Pennines OL31
Walks cost £1 to cover expenses.
Terrain: The walk is over rough stony tracks, along a wet riverside path, has a 600 foot climb over tussocky grass and a steep descent to Allenheads on a difficult footpath which can be avoided by using the road.
Toilets: The public toilets in Allenheads are open from 1st April to 31st October
Equipment for this walk: Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick, water proofs, brimmed hat for sun protection, sun block.
Dogs: Dogs on a short lead are permitted on this walk.
Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome.
Disclaimer: Everyone taking part in any of our group walks does so at their own risk. The group works on the same basis as a group of friends who go out walking together. Walk organisers accept no risk for anyone attending any walk and will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring on a walk or in connection with travel to and from a walk. None of our leaders is qualified or has first aid training but a first aid kit is available. Participants must read the walk description carefully and assess whether the terrain, distance and height gain of the walk are within their own and their guests’ capabilities and whether their equipment is suitable.