Blanchland to Penny Pie – Weardale Tuesday Walks
Blanchland to Penny Pie
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: From the car park we follow the top path to Baybridge, climb up to moorlands around Penny Pie by a circuitous route and return via the Pumping Station and beautiful woodland in Shildon. About a quarter of the walk is on paths we trod on our last visit to Blanchlands. The descent into Blanchlands is steep but the worst can be avoided by taking the road from Shildon. All on good paths, tracks and roads. The Monk’s Tearoom is open on the day of our visit.
Date: Tuesday 21st January
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 12.45pm
Moderate walk, 5 miles, 570 feet of ascent
Leader: Bill Heslop
All enquiries: Alan Smith Tel: 01388 517522
Starting Point: We meet at the main car park in Blanchland. Coming from Baybridge turn left at the centre of the village and left again into the car park after 150 yards. £1 honesty box for parking.
OS Map: 307 Consett and Derwent Reservoir
Walks cost £1 to cover costs.
Toilets: There are public toilets near the bridge at the beginning of the walk.
Equipment for this walk: Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick, hat and gloves.
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.