Walks in Weardale

Scarsike Circular Walk

  Distance: 3.2 miles    Time: 2h    Difficulty: Beginner    Ascent: 335ft     Max Elevation: 555m This is a fine airy walk along a flat ridge, with glorious views throughout, totally at odds with the small amount of effort involved, like a walk from a cable car...

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The Hag Bridge Walk

Stanhope Walk: Stanhope Bridge to Hag Bridge Distance: 4 miles    Time: 1h 40min    Difficulty: Beginner    Ascent: 276 ft Description:  This is an easy, low level walk following an unspoilt section of the   River Wear on the outward leg where dippers, kingfishers,...

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Crow Coal Hill Walk

Distance: 1.2 miles    Time: 40 mins    Difficulty: Beginner    Ascent: 477 ft     Description:    If you’ve never walked up to a trig point (triangulation station) then this walk provides an easy and scenic way to break your duck.  It starts just outside Stanhope.  ...

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Carrs Top

Stanhope Walk: Carrs Top (the Easy Way) Length: 3.5 miles Ascent: 530 feet Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Map: Explorer OL31 North Pennines Start: Take the A689 from Stanhope towards Eastgate and at the outskirts of Stanhope turn left on the B6278 towards Middleton in...

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The Incline Path

Distance:   2.8 miles   Ascent:  620 ft  Time:  1 hour 30 minutes This is the Rookhope “gym”,  a continuous and not so gentle ascent on a good track with excellent views. On a calm day on the valley floor below the gusts of wind funneled down the narrow cutting just...

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Linear Walk from Rookhope

Stanhope Walk: Linear Walk From Rookhope Length: 5 miles Ascent: 600 feet Time: 2.50 hours Map: Explorer 307 Consett & Derwent reservoir Start: Take the bus to Rookhope from Stanhope Market Place to the “terminus” next to the pub. (To make this a circular walk...

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Linear Walk To Stanhope

Stanhope Walk: Linear Walk From Rookhope Length: 5 miles Ascent: 600 feet Time: 2.50 hours Map: Explorer 307 Consett & Derwent reservoir Start: Take the bus to Rookhope from Stanhope Market Place to the “terminus” next to...

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Church Ascent

Length:  2.8 miles   Ascent:  645 ft   Time:  1h 20mins Description:   This walk amply demonstrates the complexity and variety of views offered by the Rookhope valley, which help...

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