Weardale Tuesday Walkers
High Watch and Burnhope Reservoir
Important: In the event of bad weather this walk 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 Route: We climb mostly at a gentle lick to the trig point at High watch then use game keepers’ tracks to bring us back for the final stroll round the Burnhope Reservoir.
Date: Tuesday 7th August
Start time: 10.00 am Estimated finish time: 1.15pm
A moderate walk, 6 miles. Height gain: 800 feet. If the ford over the Burnhope Burn is impassable the alternative route adds 250 feet to the total ascent.
Leader: Alan Smith Contact details: 01388 517522
Starting Point: The Burnhope Reservoir car park. Coming from Stanhope 150 yards after the “Wearhead” village sign take the left turn at a Weardale Water Treatment board. Ignore the turn to the works and a mile along the road turn left at a large building to find the car park. Nearest postcode: DL13 1DN
OS Map: North Pennines Explorer OL31
Walks cost £1 to cover expenses.
Terrain: The first 1.5 miles is over a very rough track and spongy ground but thereafter the walk is largely on green or hard tracks with a small section over difficult pasture.
Toilets: There are public toilets at the beginning of the walk.
Equipment for this walk: Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick, and a brimmed hat for sun protection .
Dogs: Dogs are not permitted on this walk.
Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome
Hazards: We will ford the Burnhope Burn on possibly slippery stones if the water level allows and the group are all willing.
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.