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High Watch and Burnhope Reservoir – Weardale Tuesday Walks

16 November


High Watch and Burnhope Reservoir

Important:  In the event of bad weather this walk 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 previous evening.

Walk Route:   We climb mostly at a gentle lick to the trig point at High Watch for brilliant views then descend steeply to the Derwent Reservoir taking the long way back round the reservoir.  The first 1.5 miles is over a very rough track and then some spongy ground but thereafter the walk is largely on green or good tracks. (This is a shorter version of the walk we did previously, avoiding the unpleasant gamekeepers’ tracks).

Date:  Tuesday 16th November

Start time:  10.00 am       Estimated finish time:  1.00pm

Moderate walk, 5 miles, 800 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith                       Contact details:  01388 517522

Starting Point:   The Burnhope Reservoir car park near Wearhead.  Coming from Stanhope 150 yards after the “Wearhead” village sign take the left turn at a Weardale Water Treatment board.  Ignore the turn to the works and a mile along the road turn left at a large building to find the car park.   Nearest postcode:  DL13 1DN

OS Map:   North Pennines Explorer OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover expenses.

Toilets:  There are public toilets at the beginning of the walk.

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

Dogs:  Dogs are not 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 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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