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Blackhill Edge from Westgate – Weardale Tuesday Walks -this walk is going ahead as planned

20 August


Blackhill Edge from Westgate

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled 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.

Walk Route:  The walk follows an attractive stretch of the River Wear downstream to Brotherlee then climbs steadily up to the trig point on Blackhill Edge, giving fine views on the descent to Westgate.

Date:   Tuesday 20th August

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Strenuous walk 5.5 miles, 920 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point: We meet at the parking area in Westgate, opposite the caravan park.

OS Map:   OL31 North Pennines

Walks cost £1 to cover costs.

Toilets:  There are no public toilets in Westgate.

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 welcome 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, 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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