Parkhead to Waskerley – Weardale Tuesday Walks
Parkhead Station to Waskerley Reservoir (Linear Walk)
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 a linear walk following tracks and paths to the summit of Collier Law (516m above sea level) from which there are panoramic views on a clear day. The gentle decent is via a gravel track to the west, then follows a leat to the Waskeley Reservoir. Good paths and tracks all the way, no difficult terrain, no bog, no rivers to ford. Simples.
Date: Tuesday 3rd September
Start time: 10.00am Estimated finish time: 1.00pm
Easy walk, 5.8 miles, 390 feet of ascent.
Leader: Bill Heslop
All enquiries: Alan Smith Tel: 01388 517522
Starting Point: Meet in the car park at Parkhead Station(Ordnance Survey Reference NZ 002 431) above Crawleyside Bank. We shall then take some cars to Waskerley Reservoir and leave them there before returning to begin the walk at Parkhead.
OS Map: OL31 North Pennines
Walks cost £1 to cover costs.
Toilets: There are toilets at Parkhead for customers of the café.
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 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.