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A walk around Burnhope Reservoir – Weardale Tuesday Walks –

5 December


A Walk around Burnhope Reservoir

5 December 2023

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 Ireshopeburn Village Hall, we follow the burn upwards. We cross mossy moorland and follow a long track before more moorland and cross Causeway Road before dropping down to Burnhope Reservoir. We then loop around the reservoir before dropping down to Wearhead via a mixture of road and footpaths across grass fields and returning via the Weardale Way to Ireshopeburn.

Those seeking a shorter alternative can miss out on the 2.5m loop around the reservoir.

Date:  Tuesday 5th December 2023

Start time:  10.00am.                        Estimated finish time:  1:15 p.m.

A varied walk of c. 7 miles               Height gain: 550ft.

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

Starting Point:  Ireshopeburn Village Hall. 41 FRONT STREET IRESHOPEBURN BISHOP AUCKLAND DL13 1ER

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution.

Terrain: Moorland tracks, grass fields, gravel and tarmacadam roads. Mix will vary on the day according to conditions.

Toilets: Toilets are in St Johns Chapel

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.

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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