St John’s Chapel to Cowshill Linear Walk- Weardale Tuesday Walkers
St John’s Chapel to Cowshill – 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 walk is on lesser known paths to the south of the A689. The walk starts up the beautiful Harthope Burn which will probably be undry at this time of year. The rest of the walk is over fields which will be damp but not sodden or boggy. Good views. We briefly visit Ireshopeburn and Wearhead and finish along a fine length of the River Wear, featuring the waterfall at Burtreeford Bridge. We return to St John’s on the 12.30 bus so bring your bus pass or your fare.
Date: Tuesday 17th December
Start time: 10.00am Necessary finish time: 12.30am
Easy walk, 4.25 miles, 350 feet of ascent.
Leader: Alan Smith
All enquiries: Alan Smith Tel: 01388 517522
Starting Point: We meet at St John’s Chapel Town Hall, postcode DL13 1QF
OS Map: North Pennines OL31
Walks cost £1 to cover costs (mountain rescue contribution, website hosting etc)
Toilets: There are public toilets in St John’s and a possible request stop for the public toilets in Wearhead.
Equipment for this walk: Walking boots and socks, waterproofs, small snack and drink, walking poles or stick, hat, gloves, scarf
Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome on this walk.
Dogs: Dogs are 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.