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Hills and Quarries above Frosterley – Weardale Tuesday Walks

19 July


Hills and Quarries above Frosterley

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 will usually be updated the night before the walk if the forecast is certain.)

Walk:  From Frosterley we climb footpaths up to Hill End, then with excellent views of the Wear valley and down into humungous quarries from Frosterley’s past.  From Parson’s Byer we follow the Weardale Way and Cow Burn back to the start. A great walk so hope for a fine day.

Walks are open to locals and visitors to the dale alike.

Date:  Tuesday 19th July 2002

Start time:    10.00am                   Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Moderate walk,  5 miles.   Height gain:  675 feet

Leader:  Alan Smith                           Contact detail : Tel  01388 517522

Starting Point:  Frosterley Station car park postcode DL13 2SL or walk down to additional cark parking in the village car park near the Village Hall.     The station is on the left a short way down the road signed to White Kirkley and Hill End,  approached from the west end of Frosterley.

OS Map:   North Pennines Explorer OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover expenses.

Terrain:  The walk is mostly over grassy paths and good tracks

Toilets:   There are no public toilets in Frosterley.

Dogs:   Dogs on a short lead are permitted on this walk

Hazards:   We will be walking past deep quarries which are guarded only by a short fence.  We will twice be crossing a beck over slippery stones.  The beck is approached down a short steep bank which may be wet so walking poles are strongly recommended.

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome.

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

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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