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A Figure of Eight(ish) Walk from Daddry Shield – Weardale Tuesday Walks -this walk is going ahead as planned

20 February

£1

A FIGURE OF 8(ISH) WALK FROM DADDRY SHIELD

20th February 2024

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled, changed or rescheduled for a later date so consult the weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk.  (We are often able to update the website to say if the walk is going ahead the evening before). E-mail will be sent to the standard circulation list.

Walk Route: From Daddry Shield, we ascend the north side of the Dale . We ascend on a good footpath across farmland to Sidehead before dropping slightly to Low Crooked Well before resuming the ascent up a gravel path and onto Seeingsike. We then turn across moorland-probably muddy- and descend down to St Johns Chapel, crossing the Wear by the Ford for those feeling brave-bridge available for those not! We then ascend the south side of the Dale up the lower reaches of Chapel Fell  before descending back to Daddry Shield.

Those seeking a shorter alternative can miss out on the 2.1m trip on the south side and return directly from St John’s Chapel to Daddry Shield.

Date:  Tuesday 20th February 2024

Start time:  10.00am.                        Estimated finish time:  1:00 p.m. A proper coffee stop is available at Chatterbox Cafe if people want which could extend the finish time.

A varied walk of c. 6.5 miles               Height gain: 1200ft.

Leader: William Wilson                            Contact details: Alan Smith 01388 517522.

Starting Point:  Daddry Shield. Turn left immediately after the bridge crossing the Wear on the A689

What 3 words: lawns.acute.case

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution.

Terrain: Moorland tracks, grass fields, gravel and tarmacadam roads.

Toilets: Toilets are in St Johns Chapel and Daddry Shield.

Equipment for this walk: walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick.

Dogs are permitted on this walk, but must be under strict control as we will be crossing farmland .

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.  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.

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Date:
20 February
Cost:
£1
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