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St John’s Chapel to the Sedling Vein – Weardale Tuesday walks- this walk is going ahead as planned

17 September


St John’s Chapel to the Sedling Rake

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 one of the best known Weardale walks, featuring in most of the walking books covering our area.  From St John’s we follow the Weardale Way along the River Wear to Wearhead then climb steadily up to the Sedling Rake, returning via Levelgate and Carr Brow. The whole walk is generally on good paths and tracks but there are two sections where we descend on gravelly/pebbly tracks for approx 400 yards.

Date:   Tuesday 17th September

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.30pm

Strenuous walk, 6.25 miles, 900 feet of ascent.

Leader:  Alan Smith

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

Starting Point: We meet outside the Town Hall in St John’s Chapel  (DL13 1QF).

OS Map:   OL31 North Pennines

Walks cost £1 to cover costs.

Toilets:  There are toilets in St John’s Chapel close to the Town Hall.

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


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