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Baybridge,Blanchland, Townfield and Hunstanworth – Weardale Tuesday Walks

2 May


Baybridge, Blanchland, Townfield and Hunstanworth -Weardale Tuesday Walks



Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled or rescheduled for later in the same  or nextweek so consult the www.weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk, before travelling.  If the weather ahead looks set fair it may be possible to confirm the walk is going ahead earlier than this.

Walk Route:  This is a figure of eight walk.  From Baybridge we loop via Penny Pie, Shildon and the amazing village of  Blanchland back to Baybridge.  We walk through  Townfield and Hunstanworth and back down the fine country road back to the start.  Some fine woodland is crossed en route.

Date:   Tuesday 2nd May

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Starting Point: The Baybridge Picnic Site, nearest postcode DH8 9UB. From the west end of Stanhope take the B6278 at the Grey Bull pub, signed towards Edmundbyers.  Turn left down to Blanchland at the top of the hill, after about 3 miles. At the end of the long descent and 100 yards after the left turn towards Rookhope the picnic area is on the left     OR if coming from Rookhope take the Allenheads road and 0.75 miles from Rookhope, turn right to Blanchland and pass through Townfield and Hunstanworth . About a mile after Hunstanworth turn left at the T junction and the picnic area is on the left after 100 yards.

Moderate walk  6.0  miles,  1000 feet of ascent.

Leaders:  Kevin & Trudy Hollings and Buster

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

OS Maps:        Consett and Derwent Reservoir Explorer 307, N Pennines OL43

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

Toilets:  There are public toilets in Blanchlands,near the road bridge.

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

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

Dogs:  Dogs on a short lead are permitted on this walk

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



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.  distance and height gain of the walk are within their own and their guests’ capabilities and whether their equipment is suitable.



2 May
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