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Pawlaw Pike and Sharnberry Gill – Weardale Tuesday Walks

17 October


Pawlaw Pike, Hamsterley Forest (part) and Sharnberry Gill

17 October 2023


Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be cancelled, changed or rescheduled for a later date so consult the weardale.uk website from 8am on the morning of the walk.  (We are often able to update the website to say if the walk is going ahead the evening before).

Walk Route: We park beside the B6278 Stanhope to Teesdale road, and climb over moorland tracks to the summit of Pawlaw Pike before descending to Hamsterly Forest, returning through the glacial overflow channel of Sharnberry Gill.  (There an alternative return missing Hamsterley Frorst for those seeing a shorter walk.)

Date:  Tuesday 17 October 2023

Start time:  10.00am.                        Estimated finish time:  1:00 p.m.

A varied walk of c. 10km                   Height gain: 283 meters.

Leader: Bill Heslop                             Contact details: Alan Smith 01388 517522.


Starting Point:  The B6278 about one kilometre south of the Weardale/Teeesdale watershed, which is also the western extremity of Sharnberry Gill.  OS Ref: NY997307.

OS Map: North Pennines OL 31

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution

Terrain: Moorland tracks and gravel roads.

Toilets: The nearest toilets are in the Dales Centre, Stanhope.

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

Dogs are permitted on this walk, but must be under strict control on the grouse moor.

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 basic 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


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