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Weardale Tuesday Walkers- this walk is going ahead as planned

2 April


Towards Ireshope Moor from the Ireshopeburn Institute

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:  From the Irehopeburn Institute the walk follows the two obvious footpaths on either side of the Ireshope Burn with a linking section across Open Access land.  The outward path is hard packed and well drained while the return path may have some damp sections.  The crossing of the burn half way round is normally easy but if it is in spate we will have to climb higher or return by the outward route.  The final half mile of the walk is attractive, closely following the burn.  Possible inspection of Edward and Diane’s allotments?

Date:   Tuesday 2nd April

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time:  12.30pm

Moderate/strenuous walk, 4.5 miles, 900 feet of ascent.

Leader:    Alan Smith             Contact details:  01388 517522

Starting Point: Outside the Institute in Ireshopeburn, which is on the sharp right hand turn in the village on the A689 if coming from Stanhope.

OS Map:   North Pennines Explorer OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover costs.

Toilets:  The nearest public toilets are in St John Chapel.

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

Accompanied children under 16 and accompanied vulnerable adults are welcome on this walk.

Dogs:  Dogs on a short lead are welcome on this walk.

Hazards:  Bring a stick to help with the crossing of the burn.


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.


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