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Ireshopeburn Circular – Weardale Tuesday Walks – this walk is going ahead as planned

1 June


Ireshopeburn Circular

Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be changed, 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.

Start:  Meet at the Ireshopeburn Institute DL13 1ER which is a short distance to the left as the A689 swings hard right in Ireshopeburn heading west.

Walk:  We climb to the north of the River Wear through old hay meadows (of which there are only four square miles in the UK) which should be at their best, along a fine ridge and beside a mini gorge for a rest beside a ford over the Wear.  Then we head south to a grand viewpoint for yet another rest, finishing the walk alongside the wonderful Ireshope Burn. A steepish climb near the start.  Mostly good paths and tracks.

Date:   Tuesday 1st June

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Moderate walk, 5 miles, 900 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

OS Map:   OL31 North Pennines

Walks cost £1 to cover contribution to mountain rescue, website costs etc.

Toilets:  The nearest public toilets are in Wearhead,  Daddrshield and St John’s Chapel.

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

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome on this walk.

Dogs:  Dogs on a short lead are welcome 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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