Catterick Hill from Stanhope – Weardale Tuesday Walks
Catterick Hill from Stanhope
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: We climb up to the quarries to the south of Stanhope, which are easily a match for Ashes Quarry, and on to the trig point on Catterick Hill for commanding views over Bollihope and Weardale, returning via Ridding House and Parson Byers. This is an interesting and varied walk but is not for the faint hearted. The middle 1.5 miles is over some rough terrain, there is a very steep section of 200 yards and probably a small but boggy area to tackle.
Date: Tuesday 15th October
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 1.30pm
Strenuous walk, 6.25 miles, 1,100 feet of ascent.
Leader: Alan Smith
All enquiries: Alan Smith Tel: 01388 517522
Starting Point: We meet on the far side of the stepping stones/ford in Stanhope. Take the B6278 from the west end of Stanhope, turn left over the narrow bridge after 600 yards and after a further 600 yards park in the lay by on the left, just before the stepping stones. Or park in Stanhope and walk across the stepping stones.
OS Map: OL31 North Pennines
Walks cost £1 to cover costs.
Toilets: There are public toilets in the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope.
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 are not permitted 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.