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Mid fell walk along the Rookhope Valley – Weardale Tuesday Walks

1 October


Mid fell walk along the Rookhope Valley.

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:   This is one of Weardale’s finest walks but is virtually unknown. We climb half way up the old Incline Railway path then head south along a horse tramway built to serve the quarries we pass. Eventually we reach the Rookhope/Stanhope road and return to Rookhope along the Weardale Way.  The walk finale is along Front Street, Rookhope where we compare the modern streetscape with that of 100 years ago using old photographs.

Date:   Tuesday 1st October

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 12.45pm

Easy/moderate  walk, 5.25 miles, 500 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point: We meet in the Rookhope Village Hall car park, DL13 2DA.  From Stanhope the car park is 150 yards past the Rookhope Inn on the left.

OS Map:   Consett and Derwent Reservoir 307

Walks cost £1 to cover costs.

Toilets:  There are public toilets in Rookhope between the pub and the shop.

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.


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