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Cowshill, Puddingthorn and Burtree – Weardale Tuesday Walkers

7 February

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled, changed or rescheduled so consult the weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk.  We are often able to update the website to say if the walk is going ahead the evening before.

Walk Route: Leaving the car park, we cross the bridge and descend to the River Wear which we cross and follow upstream to Lane Head.  We then climb through Puddingthorn Pastures (enclosed in the years from 1799) to Clevison Currick of “The Chair” before turning east before returning via Burtree Fell.

Date:  Tuesday 7 February 2023

Start time: 10.00am                           Estimated finish time: 1:15 p.m.

Moderate walk, c. 8.4 km.                  Height gain: 270 meters

Leader: Bill Heslop                             Contact details: Bill Heslop Tel: 01388 730855


Starting Point:  The car park on the east side of the stream at Burtree Ford, near the Cowshill Hotel.  Nearest postcode: DL13 1JQ

OS Map:  North Pennines OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution

Terrain: Grassy tracks, heather moorland and rough pasture.

Toilets: The nearest toilets are in St John’s Chapel.

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

Dogs:  Dogs are permitted on this walk.

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome.

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 basic 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.


7 February