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Shipley and Howlea Bridge – Weardale Tuesday Walks -this walk is going ahead as planned

4 June


Starting point :  Car park at Bedburn Bridge just before Hamsterley Forest road. (Easting 410119 Northing 531574)

Route:  We walk along the bank of the Bedburn beck through some woodland and a static caravan site to Howlea Bridge. The route then climbs to high Shipley, on to West Shipley Farm and then descends to Low Burnlea Row, returning along the Bedburn Beck. The route has woodland paths, tarmac tracks, rough pasture and one small stream, which we have to ford. Marshy in places.

Starting time: 10 am    Approximate finishing time:  1.00pm


Walk length:  5.5 miles

Ascent: 196 metres

Leader: Richard Bellis

All general enquiries about the group to Alan Smith 01388 517522


Walks cost £1 to cover mountain rescue contribution and group costs

Nearest public toilets: Hamsterley Forestry commission car park or Wolsingham.

OS Map: Explorer Map Bishop Auckland 1:25000 Map No. 305

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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