Weardale Tuesday Walkers
The Hills and Quarries above Frosterley
Important: In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the same week so consult the www.weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk, before travelling.
Walk Overview: Excellent views of the dale and down into humongous quarries as we explore the hills on the Teesdale side of Frosterley.
Date: Tuesday 3rd July
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 12.45pm
Moderate walk, 5 miles. Height gain: 675 feet
Leader: Alan Smith Contact details: 01388 517522
Starting Point: Frosterley Parking Area, near theVillage Hall. There is additional parking at Frosterley Station, opposite the Black Bull Nearest postcode: DL13 2QW
OS Map: North Pennines Explorer OL31
Walks cost £1 to cover expenses. Walks are open to locals and visitors to the dale alike.
Terrain: The walk is mostly over grassy paths and good tracks
Toilets: The toilet at Frosterley Station may be open.
Dogs: Dogs on a short lead are permitted on this walk
Hazards: We will be walking past deep quarries which are guarded only by a short fence. We will twice be crossing a beck over slippery stones and the beck is approached down a short steep bank which may be wet so walking poles are recommended.
Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome.
Equipment for this walk: Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick, brimmed hat for sun protection.
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.