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Coalcleugh and Carrshield walk – Weardale Tuesday Walks – this walk is going ahead as planned

21 September


Coalcleugh to Carrshield Walk

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.  If the weather forecast is clear the website will be updated the evening before the walk.

Walk Route:  From Coalcleugh we take a good high moorland route which first gives views to Cross Fell (on a clear day) and then huge vistas over to Killhope Law.  The ground on the descent to Carrshield is uneven in places so walking poles could be useful.  After looking at the mining ruins in Carrshield we follow an excellent section of the River West Allen upstream, walk on the road briefly and then follow a track by the ruins of miner/farmer homesteads back into Coalcleugh.

Date:   Tuesday 7th September

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Moderate walk 5.0  miles,  690 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point:  We start at the T junction in Coalcleugh, nearest post code NE47 8AT.  From the Allenheads Inn in Allenheads drive down the valley to the village of Ropehaugh (one mile).  Immediately after the houses turn left over the bridge over the River Allen East towards Nenthead and Alston and after 4 miles on a windy road Coalcleugh is reached.  Park opposite the junction.

OS Map:        Consett and Derwent Reservoir Explorer 307

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

Toilets:  There are public toilets in Allenheads close to the Hemmel Café.

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 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.


21 September
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