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Eastgate, Brandon Walls and Northgate – Weardale Tuesday Walks

5 July


Eastgate, Brandon Walls and Northgate

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 the night before the walk if the weather forecast is certain.)

Walk Route:   From Eastgate we follow a fine wooded path along the Weardale Way,  keeping close to a constantly changing section of the Rookhope Burn and visiting the remains of Brandon Walls Mine.  We return with open views over the Rookhope valley along the old Rookhope/Westgate railway track towards Northgate where the railway needed a stationary engine to pull it gently uphill.

Date:   Tuesday 5th July 2022

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Medium walk, 5 miles, 700 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Richard Bellis

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

OS Map:   Consett and Derwent Reservoir No 307

Walks cost £1 to contribute to Teesdale and Weardale Mountain Rescue and other expenses.

Starting Point: The car park of the Eastgate Village Hall, postcode DL13 2HU.  Coming from Stanhope turn right into Church Road which is 75 yards before the Cross Keys pub.  The car park is on the right after 150 yards, passing in front of the village hall.

Toilets:  There are public toilets in the Durham Dales Centre in Stanhope and in Rookhope.

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.



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