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Frosterley – Weardale Tuesday Walks- this walk is going ahead as planned

28 March

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: Meet at Frosterley Station car park we head east through village footpaths to Broadwood Crossing and into the fields beyond.  At the top of Kingfisher Park the former Bishopley Branch line starts.  A short ascent and walk takes us to Harehope Quarry.  Using the path to the south, we meet again the Bishopley line at Wise Eel Bridge and on to White Kirkley.  Onward path takes us through “Rocky Glen” and on to Bollihope.  The walk covers an area rich in C19th industrial history.

Date:  Tuesday 21 March 2023

Start time: 10.00am                           Estimated finish time:  12.45am

Easy walk, c. 6.5km.                          Height gain: 165 metres

Leader:            Peter Stephenson

Contact details: Peter Stephenson Tel: 01388 527603 or 07999 420499

Starting Point:  The car park at Frosterley Station, DL13 2SL

OS Map: North Pennines

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution

Terrain: Footpaths, styles, gate, grassy tracks and rough pasture.

Toilets: The nearest toilets are in Wolsingham, however a stop can be arranged in Frosterley if needed.

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.


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