Feldon Valley and Harehope Hill – Weardale Tuesday Walks
Feldon Valley and Harehope Hill
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 the narrow, pretty Feldon valley with its three waterfalls, walk over Harehope Hill on good tracks with views over the Waskerley reservoirs, then finish by descending a fine peaty valley. The path up the Feldon valley is narrow in places so you will need to be reasonably sure footed. There are also a couple of short, not steep, grassy scrambles.
Date: Tuesday 6th August
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 12.30pm
Moderate walk 5.0 miles, 690 feet of ascent.
Leader: Alan Smith
All enquiries: Alan Smith Tel: 01388 517522
Starting Point: We meet at the Punch Bowl pub in Edmondbyers, postcode DH8 9NL, for a short car share to the beginning of the walk
OS Map: Consett and Derwent Reservoir Explorer 307
Walks cost £1 to cover costs (contribution to mountain rescue, website hosting and maintenance etc.
Toilets: There are public toilets in Edmondbyers next to the village hall.
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.