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Weardale Tuesday Walkers – this walk is going ahead as planned.

15 January


Cowshill and Wellhope 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.

WTW is a small, friendly walking group which meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month for walks in Weardale and its fringes between 4 and 7 miles long and with ascents up to 1000 feet.  Everyone is welcome on our walks, local residents and visitors to the dale alike.

Walk Route:  From Cowshill this walk climbs up to the edge of and along the fellside then descends to Wellhope.  The return runs close to the Killhope Burn which is usually lively at this time of the year.  There will be some bog hopping.

Date:   Tuesday 15th January

Start time:   10.00am            Estimated finish time:  12.45pm

Moderate walk, 4.75 miles.  Ascent: 400 feet

Leader:    Alan Smith             Contact details:  01388 517522

Starting Point:  The Cowshill parking area, a short way up the track on the other side of the bridge from the Cowshill Hotel.  Nearest postcode:  DL13 1JQ

OS Map:   North Pennines Explorer OL31

Walks cost £1 to cover costs.

Toilets:  The nearest public toilets are by the bridge in Wearhead.

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.

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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