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Allenheads andSwinhope – Weardale Tuesday Walks

4 October

Allenheads and Swinhope

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled, changed 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.  Often we are able to update the website the day before if the walk can go ahead.

Walk Route: From the car park we walk down to Ropehaugh then follow a long delightful section of the River East Allen down to Spartylea bridge. We climb quite steeply to Swinhope Mill then descend gently to Hammershields with fine views over the valley.

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Moderate 5.5 miles, 650 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Bill Heslop

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point:  We meet in the main car park in Allenheads, opposite the Allenheads Inn, postcode NE47 9HJ

OS Map:        North Pennines OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover costs (mountain rescue contribution, website hosting etc)

Toilets:   The public toilets in Allenheads may now be closed for the winter but the local council pays for the public to use the facilities in the Hemmel Cafe. Toilets en route are Rookhope, St John Chapel and Wearhead.

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

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome on this walk.

Dogs:  Dogs are permitted on this walk 

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.


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