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Archaeology on Bollihope Common – Weardale Tuesday walks – This walk is going ahead as planned

7 March

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled, changed or rescheduled 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: We go west from the bridge, passing Peg’s House to view the remains of a 2nd Century AD settlement and iron working area.  The route goes north, then to the east, climbing to the ridge slightly reminiscent of a Peak District Edge, which we follow before descending on good paths through a quarried area back to our starting point.

Date: 7 March 2023

Start time: 10.00am                           Estimated finish time: 12.30am

Moderate walk, c. 7.5 km.                  Height gain: 205 meters

Leader: Bill Heslop                             Contact details: Bill Heslop Tel: 01388 730855


Starting Point: Washpool Crags, where the B6278 Stanhope to Teesdale road crosses the Bollihope Burn.  Nearest postcode: DL13 2At

OS Map: North Pennines OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution.

Terrain: Footpaths, grassy tracks and rough pasture.

Toilets: The nearest 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: Dogs are permitted on this walk.

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 but a basic first aid kit is available.  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.


7 March