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Penniepie and Blanchland – Weardale Tuesday Walks – this walk is going ahead as planned

7 May

Starting Point: Baybridge picnic area car park post code DH8 9UB
Start time:   10.00am  Approximate finish time:  1.00pm


Approximate Walk length: 6 miles

Toilets:  There are public toilets in Blanchland and Rookhope

Route:Leaving the car park at Baybridge we turn left and walk a short way up the steep hill towards Penniepie before we join the footpath over fields towards Shildon passing by Cote House Farm. Walking through Shildon we climb up through woodland and then over fields to Cowbyers with lovely views over Derwent Reservoir. Crossing the road we pick up the footpath leading down to the edge of the reservoir before following the river path back towards Blanchland and then onto baybridge.

Walk leaders:  Trudy and Kevin

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 as we will be crossing farmland .

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome

Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution etc

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.  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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