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Tunstall Reservoir and Sand Edge – Weardale Tuesday Walks

4 May


Tunstall Reservoir and Sand Edge


Important:  In the event of bad weather walks may be changed, 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.

Start:  Meet at the car park on the right half-way along Tunstall Reservoir.  The reservoir is approached on the minor road from Wolsingham School DL13 3DJ on the A689.

Walk:  The walk climbs steepishly up to an old railway track heading towards Tow Law.  The return is over Sand Edge with good views down on to the valley of the Waskerley Beck.  A short section of the descent on a road is very steep.  We finish through an ancient oak woodland.

Date:   Tuesday 4th May

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time: 1.00pm

Moderate walk 5.5 miles, 750 feet of ascent.

Leader: Bill Heslop

All enquiries:  Alan Smith   Tel:  01388 517522

OS Map:   307 Consett and Derwent Reservoir

Walks cost £1 for contribution to local mountain rescue and website and hosting.

Toilets:  There is a Portaloo at the reservoir but the public toilets near Peggotty’s Café on Angate Street, Wolsingham DL13 3AR may be a nicer option.

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

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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