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A Walk in Stanhope Park – Weardale Tuesday Walks -this walk is going ahead as planned

21 November



A Walk in Stanhope Park

21 November 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).

Walk Route: From the Dales Centre, we proceed to Stanhope Hall, then follow the Stanhope Burn for a while before heading west via Widley Field, Pease Mires, and Mount Pleasant to the open moor.  We then skirt around the perimeter of the medieval hunting park in a clockwise direction, before cutting through the forest to pass Park Shops back to the Stanhope Burn, which we follow downstream to Stanhope.  There are alternatives for those seeing shorter walks.

Date:  Tuesday 21 November 2023

Start time:  10.00am.                        Estimated finish time:  1:00 p.m.

A varied walk of c. 10.6 km               Height gain: 255 meters.

Leader: Bill Heslop                             Contact details: Alan Smith 01388 517522.


Starting Point:  The Dales Centre, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ.

OS Map: Consett & the Derwent Reservoir, Explorer 307

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution.

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

Toilets: Toilets are in the Dales Centre, Stanhope.

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.  Cattle are expected to be in one field which we cross.

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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