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Bolt’s Law and the old mining village of Ramshaw – Weardale Tuesday Walks

16 August


Bolts Law and the old mining village of Ramshaw.                          

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. (The website is usually updated on the evening before the walk if the forecast is certain).

Walk Route:  From Packlet’s Gate we walk over rough tracks and paths to the Bolts Law trig point for fine views over Northumberland.  Then  we explore the remains of  the chimneys, mines, mine reservoirs, smelter and the amazing flues of the former lead mining village of Ramshaw.

Walks are open to locals and visitors to the dale alike.

Date:   Tuesday 16th August 2020

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Easy walk, 5 .5 miles, 650 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point: Packlet’s Gate which is at a cattle grid at the high point of the Rookhope/Blanchland road.  From Rookhope take the Allenheads road and turn right after 0.75 miles towards Blanchland, just after a first cattle grid.  Climb steadily for about two miles to the top second cattle grid at the watershed.  There is parking on either side of the cattle grid.

OS Map:   Consett and Derwent Reservoir  307

Walks cost £1 to cover costs.

Toilets:  There are public toilets in Rookhope between the shop and the pub.

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

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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